U.S. Approves Continuation of Sustainment Support to Royal Moroccan Air Force’s Current F-16 Fighter Jet Fleet

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of continuation of sustainment support to its current F-16 fleet for an estimated cost of $250.4 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on June 27.

The Government of Morocco has requested a continuation of sustainment support to its current F-16 fleet to include the following non-MDE components: F-16 support equipment, spares and repair parts; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; munitions support equipment (for AMRAAM, CMBRE, JDAM, PAVEWAY), support and test equipment; integration and test; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $250.4 million.

According to a DSCA statement, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major Non-NATO ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa.

The principal contractor of the sale will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland.

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