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Possible Sale of Patriot PAC-3 To South Korea, Netherlands



The Government of the Netherlands has requested a possible sale of 128 PATRIOT Advance Capability-3 (PAC-3) guided missiles, trainers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, modification kits, fire solution computer, publications, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, personnel training and equipment and other related elements of logistic support.

The estimated cost is $515 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Netherlands and enhancing weapon system standardization and interoperability of this important NATO ally.

This proposed sale will provide the Netherlands with an effective, state-of-the-art anti-tactical missile capability and will greatly improve the defense posture of the Netherlands as well as other NATO countries. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing these PAC-3 missiles into their inventory. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Owego, N.Y.; and Longbow LLC, Orlando, Fla. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government and contractor representatives to the Netherlands. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.


The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of 14 PATRIOT Advance Capability 3 (PAC 3) fire units consisting of: 14 AN/MPQ-53 radar sets, 14 AN/MSQ-104 engagement control stations, 76 M091 launching stations, 31 OA-9054 (V) 41G antenna mast groups, 14 electric power plants with dual 150kw generators; 616 MIM-104D missiles; 333 SINCGARS, Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement, PATRIOT Field Army Support Center and trainers, trucks, trailers, fuses, communication relay groups, power units, information coordination centrals, battalion maintenance group and equipment, tool kits, publications and technical documentations, calibration equipment, transporters, precision lightweight global positioning system receiver, kits, generators, shop and tool equipment, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, Quality Assurance Team and Mobile Training Teams, technical assistance and support, and other related elements of logistics support.

The estimated cost is $4.2 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in Northeast Asia.

This proposed sale will enhance their defensive capability against hostile neighbors lessening the burden on the United States. Korea will have no difficulty absorbing the PAC 3 and 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 Raytheon Corp., Andover, Mass. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 26 contractor representatives up to two years. There may be a Quality Assurance Team in-country periodically as the program proceeds. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

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Possible Sale of Patriot PAC-3 To South Korea, Netherlands