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Morocco - Gulfstream G-550 Aircraft

 

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Lorna Jons (703) 604-6618
Transmittal No: 
09-21

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 ­ On May 18, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the government of Morocco of one Gulfstream G- 550, related services and spare parts. The estimated cost is $142 million.

The government of Morocco has requested a possible sale of one Gulfstream G-550 aircraft, one spare BR700-710C4-11 GmbH Engine, aircraft ferry services, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, contractor technical and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support.

This sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa.

The Royal Moroccan Air Force will use this new aircraft to provide safe, secure, and dedicated air transport for its Head of State.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga., Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Az., and Flight Safety International in New York. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Morocco involving ten U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews and support, program management, and training over a five-year period.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notice of a potential sale is required by law, and does not mean the sale has been concluded.

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