The State Department has approved a potential $500 million deal with Italy for Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare (AISREW) mission systems to be integrated on Gulfstream G550 aircraft.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the foreign military sale on Tuesday.
Italy has requested AISREW equipment for two of its own G550s, to include four Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems–Joint Tactical Radio Systems and four Rio Communications Intelligence Systems.
The deal also covers missile warning sensors, AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Sets, MX-20HD Electro-Optical and Infra-Red systems, Osprey 50 AESA Radars and secure communications equipment.
“The proposed sale supports and complements the ongoing efforts of Italy to modernize its airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare capability and increases interoperability between the U.S. Air Force and the Italian Air Force,” DSCA officials wrote in a statement.
The prime contractor for the deal is L3Harris [LHX].