The State Department approved two potential Foreign Military Sales (FMSs) to Croatia and Lebanon for over $812 million total in M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1152 Humvees, respectively.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the sales on Tuesday.
The Croatia sale covers refurbishment/modernization and support for 76 M2A2 Operation Desert Storm variant Brandley Fighting Vehicles at a cost of $757 million.
This consists of 84 M240 machine guns; 1,103 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; 16 TOW 2A Radio Frequency (RF) fly‑to‑buy lot acceptance missiles; 100 TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; eight TOW 2B Radio Frequency (RF) fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles; 500 TOW Bunker Buster (BB) Radio Frequency (RF) missiles; and eight TOW BB fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles. The sale also covers M257 smoke grenade launchers, ammunition, radios, special armor, spare and repair parts, and other associated logistical and support equipment and services.
The prime contractors for this sale include BAE Systems and Raytheon Technologies [RTX].
DSCA said the sale would “contribute to Croatia’s goal of updating its military capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies.”
The agency also noted Croatia is a NATO ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.
Separately, Lebanon requested $55.5 million in up to 300
High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) as two purchases of 150 each. This includes spare and repair parts, training and associated equipment and various logistical and support services.
The primary contractor will be AM General.
DSCA said this sale will provide “sufficient modern transport vehicles to improve Lebanon’s capability to meet current and future threats by improving its ability to move troops and supplies around the country to counter violent extremist organizations and to secure its border.”
The agency also noted Lebanon will have no difficulty absorbing the equipment because its armed forces currently operate over 1,000 Humvees of various variants.