The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of additional M825A1 155mm Ammunition and Accessories, and related equipment, to Australia for an estimated cost of $132.2 million.
The sale was approved under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which oversees FMS sales, delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Dec. 4.
The Government of Australia has requested to buy M825A1 155mm White Phosphorous (WP) projectile munitions, M782 Multi-Option Fuze for Artillery, M762A1 electronic-timed fuzes, M231 and M232A2 propelling charges, percussion primers, technical publications and books, technical data for operational maintenance, technical assistance and services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
This purchase will enable effective training and extend the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) capability to conduct combined operations. The ADF already has these rounds in service, and is trained and equipped to use them.