The State Department approved two possible multi-billion-dollar Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain for hundreds of Patriot missiles and related equipment, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Friday.
DSCA notified Congress of the sales on May 3.
The UAE sale consists of $2.728 billion for 452 Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles. UAE also requested tools and test equipment, support equipment, technical documentation, personnel training, spare and repair parts, and facility design as well as other logistics, sustainment and program support.
This sale’s prime contractors are Raytheon [RTN] and Lockheed Martin [LMT].
Implementation of the sale will require an unspecified number of contractor representatives to travel to the UAE, while U.S. government personnel are not expected to be needed in-country for an extended time.
The Bahrain sale includes $2.478 billion for 60 PAC-3 MSE missiles, 36 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) with cannisters, nine M903 Launching Stations, five Antenna Mast Groups (AMG), three Electrical Power Plants (EPP) III, two AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, and two AN/MSQ-132 Engagement Control Stations (ECS).
This sale request also includes communications equipment, tools and test equipment, range and test programs, support equipment, training equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training, and various U.S. government and contractor support services.
The second sale’s prime contractors are Lockheed Martin for the PAC-3 missiles and Raytheon for the GEM-T missiles.
Implementation of this sale will require about 25 U.S. government and 40 contractor representatives to travel to Bahrain for an “extended period for equipment de-processing/fielding, system checkout, training, and technical and logistics support.”
DSCA said the UAE and Bahrain will use these Patriot capabilities to, respectively, deter regional aircraft and missile threats, strengthen homeland defense, and enhance interoperability with U.S. forces in the region.