U.S approves $2.4 billion sale of KC-46A aircrafts to Israel

U.S approves $2.4 billion sale of KC-46A aircrafts to Israel

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel of up to eight KC-46 aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.4 billion.

kc4aThe Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Israel has requested to buy up to eight KC-46 aircraft,17 PW4062 turbofan engines (16 installed, 1 spare), and up to 18 MAGR 2K-GPS SAASM receivers (16 installed, 2 spares).

Also included are AN/ARC-210 U/VHF radios, APX-119 Identification Friend or Foe transponders, initial spares and repair parts, consumables, support equipment, technical data, engineering change proposals, publications, Field Service Representatives (FSRs), repair and return, depot maintenance, training and training equipment, contractor technical and logistics personnel services, U.S. Government and contractor representative support, Group A and B installation for subsystems, flight test and certification, other related elements of logistics support and training. The total estimated program cost is $2.4 billion.

“The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives”, – said DSCA.

The principal contractors will be Boeing Corporation for the aircraft and Raytheon Company, for the MAGR 2K.

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