US approves $1.9bn munitions sale to Israel

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    US approves $1.9bn munitions sale to Israel

    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for Joint Direct Attack Munition Tail Kits, munitions, and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.879 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 18, 2015.

    The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 14,500 KMU-556C/B Joint Direct Attack Munitions

    (JDAM) tail kits consisting of

    10,000 for Mk-84;
    500 for Mk-83;
    4,000 for Mk-82

    3,500 Mk-82 bombs
    4,500 Mk-83 bombs;
    50 BLU-113 bombs;
    4,100 GBU-39 Small Diameter bombs;

    1,500 Mk-83 Paveway kits;
    700 BLU-109 Paveway kits;
    3,000 AGM-114K/R Hellfire Missiles,
    250 AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles; and
    500 DSU-38A/B Detector Laser Illuminated Target kits for JDAMs.

    The total estimated cost $1.879 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.

    The proposed sale of this equipment will provide Israel the ability to support its self-defense needs. These munitions will enable Israel to maintain operational capability of its existing systems and will enhance Israel’s interoperability with the United States. Israel, which already has these munitions in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing the additional munitions into its armed forces.

    The proposed sale of these munitions will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

    The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in St. Charles, Missouri; Lockheed-Martin Company in Archbald, Pennsylvania; General Dynamics in Garland, Texas; Elwood National Forge Co. in Irvine, Pennsylvania; and Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this proposed sale.

    Implementation of this proposed sale will require travel of U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Israel on a temporary basis for program technical support and management oversight.

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

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

    All questions regarding this proposed Foreign Military Sale should be directed to the State Department's Bureau of Political Military Affairs, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs,

    http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/israel-joint-direct-attack-munition-tail-kits-and-munitions
     
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    So for less than $2 billions Israel going to stock

    14,500 JDAM missiles
    3000 Hellfire Anti Armour missiles

    Can somebody tell me How many Numbers of Ground attack munitions under our IAF's storage.. maybe some few hundred, even I'm wondering do we have

    We still speaking we can use supa dupa missiles:brahmos: for Strike enemy ground Targets:yawn::yawn:
     
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    India got enough money to offer credit to other countries. They got money to invest in BRICS bank.

    But when you ask for weapons, the MoD might say.....paisa kidhar hai?

    MoD cleared the whole world, but what about MoF....!
     
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    one more, every month DAC clears $3 billion deals.. but so far Forces gets nothing, and the cleared items are pending in CCS or FM, or in Contract agreement area
     
  6. LETHALFORCE

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    Deals with Israel are similar to Pakistan USA deals ,long term flexible credit is offered ;which after many years which turn out to be gifts ;when USA needs assistance with something.
     

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