Germany – Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Cost Reduction Initiative Missiles
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; dated Sept. 6, web-posted Sept. 7, 2006)
WASHINGTON --- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) missiles as well as associated equipment and services.

The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $298 million.

The Government of Germany has requested a possible sale of 72 PAC-3 CRI missiles, 12 each Missile Round Trainers, support equipment, modification kits, publications, spare and repair parts, United States Government and contractor technical assistance and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $298 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the U.S. by improving the military capabilities of Germany and enhancing standardization and interoperability with U.S. forces.

The PAC-3 CRI missiles will provide Germany with an effective, state-of-the-art anti-tactical missile capability. Germany will use these assets to supplement existing fielded Patriot systems. Germany will have no difficulty absorbing these PAC-3 missiles into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas. The purchaser has requested offsets; however, agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractor.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Germany.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale

This notice of a potential sale is required by law; it does not mean that the sale has been concluded.

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