Kuwait buys Patriot Advanced Capability PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancements
The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kuwait of 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancements (MSEs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered on May 28 the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.
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Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) (Picture source: U.S. DoD)
The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancements (MSEs) with canisters; 2 Patriot MSE test missiles 2-Pack per unit of issue; 35 remanufactured (upgrades): Patriot modification kit, missile launchers A902+ Series to A903 Series; 26 PAC-3 Missile Round Trainer (MRT); and 26 Empty Round Trainer (ERT). Also included is 1 Flight Test Target -Zombie, PAC-3 missile spares held in Continental United States (CONUS) for repair and return, 2 PAC-3 telemetry kits, training devices, simulators, transportation, organizational equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The total estimated program cost is $800 million.
The principal contractor involved in this program is Lockheed Martin Corporation. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of two U.S. Government and three contractor representatives to Kuwait to support the delivery of the Patriot PAC-3 MSEs with Canisters and provide support and equipment familiarization.