The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Netherlands of four Netherlands Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 5, 2018.
The Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four Netherlands Patriot Fire Units. RECAP includes Radar Sets (RS), Radar Digital Processors (RDP), Engagement Control Stations (ECS), Information and Coordination Central (ICC), Modem Man Stations (MMS), Launching Stations, and Post Deployment Build (PDB)-8 upgrades along with parts, tools, technical and engineering assistance, support services, testing, and other related elements of logistics and program support, which will produce fire units at the Configuration 3+ capability.
According to a statement from DSCA, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally, which is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the European region.
It added that the sale improves the Netherlands’ capability to meet current and future enemy threats. The Netherlands will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats, and provide direct support to coalition and security cooperation efforts.
U.S. Government personnel will conduct the RECAP at Letterkenny Army Depot.