The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 300 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, and related equipment to Kuwait, for an estimated cost of $30.4 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
The Government of Kuwait has requested to buy three hundred (300) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, one (1) Warhead Section Assembly and one (1) Rocket Motor. Also included in the sale are missile containers, nineteen (19) M261 2.75 tube rocket launchers, spare and repair parts, repair tools, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services and other related elements of logistical and program support.
According to a statement from DSCA, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a regional partner that is an important force for political stability and economic progress.
The statement added that the proposed sale improves Kuwait’s capability to meet current and future threats and the country will use the missiles to strengthen its homeland defense. Kuwait currently has the Hellfire missiles in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles.
The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, Florida.