The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Oct. 18 notified Congress of a possible $1.248 billion Foreign Military Sale to Oman for Avenger Fire Units, Stinger missiles and Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missiles (AMRAAM), associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
The prime contractors would be Raytheon [RTN] and Boeing [BA]. Oman typically requests offsets, and any offset agreements would be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.
Oman would like to buy 18 Avenger Fire Units, 266 Stinger-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, six Stinger Block 1 Production Verification Flight Test missiles, 24 Captive Flight Trainers, 18 AN/VRC-92E exportable Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), 20 S250 Shelters, 20 High Mobility Multi- Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 1 lot AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel Radar software, 290 AIM-120C-7 Surface-Launched (SL-AMRAAM)s, six Guidance Sections, and SL-AMRAAM software to support Oman’s Ground Based Air defense System.
The government of Oman also wants training missiles, missile components, warranties, containers, weapon support equipment, repair and return, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
DSCA said in a statement the proposed purchase of the Avenger fire units and SL-AMRAAM will improve Oman’s capability to meet current and future regional threats.
Oman is developing a layered air defense capability that incorporates a larger Foreign Military Sale-Direct Commercial Sale hybrid effort. This modern multi-layered air defense system will be integrated into the national command and control to protect strategic locations in Oman and its nearest vicinity. The system will serve as a deterrent to potential threats from regional unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, and fighter aircraft.
The proposed sale will provide a significant increase in Oman’s defensive capability while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other coalition forces. Oman will have no difficulty absorbing this additional capability into its armed forces.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Oman involving many U.S. Government or contractor representatives over a period of up to or over 15 years for program and technical support, equipment checkout, and training.