WASHINGTON, May 26, 2009 On May 22, The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Korea of 46 SM-2 Block IIIA Tactical STANDARD missiles, 35 SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical STANDARD missiles, 3 SM-2 Block IIIB Telemetry Missiles, 84 SM-2 missile containers and associated test and support equipment, spare and repair parts, training, training equipment, publications and logistical support for an estimated cost of $170 million.
The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of 46 SM-2 Block IIIA Tactical STANDARD missiles, 35 SM-2 Block IIIB Tactical STANDARD missiles, 3 SM-2 Block IIIB Telemetry Missiles, 84 SM-2 missile containers, missile modifications, test and support equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance and other related logistics support. The estimated cost is $170 million.
The proposed sale will enhance the Republic of Korea's defensive capabilities and increase interoperability with U.S. and multi-national forces supporting coalition operations. The country already has these missiles in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these items.
The prime contractor will be Raytheon Electronic Systems Company in Tucson, Arizona. At this time, there are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require temporary travel for U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the Republic of Korea for in-country training. Training will be a recurring requirement during the life of the missile system.
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. It does not mean that the sale has been concluded.