RAF Requests New C-17 Engines for $300M

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of 20 F117-PW-100 engines and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. (www.defencetalk.com)

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has called for a possible sale of 20 F-117-PW-100 engines, support equipment, Global Positioning Systems, engine exchange kits, communications equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and all other related elements of program support.

The proposed sale is said to back up UK’s continuous access to the States Air Force/Boeing Globemaster III Sustainment Partnership program supporting the UK’s fleet of eight Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft. The estimated cost is $300 million.

The proposed purchase will contribute to the national security of the United States.

‘The UK was the first foreign client for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft. This is said to provide an increased force protection capability that enhances regional and global stability. The UK will have no problem absorbing these additional engines and support into its armed forces.

The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company in Long Beach, California. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UK.’ (defencetalk.com)

Source: http://www.defencetalk.com
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