The State Department approved a possible $150 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Brazil for S-70B helicopter follow-on support and associated equipment, parts, training, and logistical support.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 7.
There are no primary contractors associated with the sale and no known offset agreements proposed in connection with it.
The requested sale includes three years of follow-on support for the S070B helicopters including 1 Tactical Operational Flight Trainer, 5 AN/AVS-9 Might Vision Goggles, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications, and technical documentation.
This sale also includes U.S. government and contractor logistics, engineering, technical support services, and other related logistics and program support elements.
The Government of Brazil would use the support to improve the level of training for its pilots and enhance the performance of the S-70 fleet, increasing Brazil’s operational readiness. In a statement DSCA noted this would contribute to the national security of the United States by improving the security of Brazil, an important force for regional stability and economic progress in South America
Implementation of the FMS would not require additional government or contractor representatives in Brazil, but travel would be required on a temporary basis for program, technical, and management oversight and support requirements.