The State Department approved a possible $245 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) request to Lebanon for TOW 2A missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on July 21.

TOW Weapon System Photo: Raytheon
TOW Weapon System
Photo: Raytheon

The primary contractor would be Raytheon [RTN]. There are no known offset agreements proposed for the sale.

The requested FMS would include 1000 BGM-71E-4B-RF tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) 2A anti-armor radio-frequency missiles, 500 BGM-71-H-1-RF TOW Bunker Buster radio frequency (RF) missiles, 50 M220A2 TOW launchers, containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor logistics and technical support services and other related elements of program and logistics support.

Lebanon would use the TOW missiles to strengthen its homeland defense, DSCA said in a statement.

“The proposed sale of TOW missiles will improve Lebanon’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure,” DSCA said.

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