The State Department approved a possible $146 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) request to Lebanon for AGM-114 Hellfire II missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on June 4.

Hellfire Firing Photo: Lockheed Martin
Hellfire Firing
Photo: Lockheed Martin

The primary contractors would be Lockheed Martin [LMT].

The requested FMS would include 1,000 AGM-114 Hellfire II missiles, containers, repair and return, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment.

The sale would also include U.S. government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

Lebanon would use the capability to strengthen its homeland defense and to replenish its existing Hellfire stock levels. “The proposed sale will improve Lebanon’s capability to meet current and future threats,” DSCA said

Implementation of the FMS would not require the assignment of additional U.S. government or contractor representatives to Lebanon.