The State Department on Wednesday said it has approved a possible $238 million deal with Israel to supply power packs for the country’s Namer tanks.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential sale on Tuesday evening.
Israel has requested 240 engine power packs for its Namer armored personnel carriers, another 30 power packs in a light configuration and 179 control and diagnostic systems.
The deal also includes an integrated logistics support package of special tools for C-level maintenance, configuration management and spare parts catalogs.
“The proposed sale will improve Israel’s capability to meet current and future threats in the defense of its borders. These upgraded power packs will be used on their armored personnel carriers that were fielded in 2008,” officials said in a statement.
MTU America, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ North American subsidiary, is the prime contractor for the deal.