Brits want to buy $386 million worth of additional Tomahawk hardware | Ouachita County

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The Department of State has authorized the possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom Government of the Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) Tracking Support and related equipment at an estimated cost of $368.53 million. dollars.

Assembly and upgrade work for the Tomahawk cruise missile takes place at Raytheon Technologies’ facilities in Camden.

The Agency for Security and Defense Cooperation issued the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale.

The United Kingdom (UK) government has requested to purchase a tracking mount for all three segments of the UK’s Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS). This includes the All Up Round (AUR), the Tomahawk Tactical Weapon Control System (TTWCS), and the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC).

Support includes recertification of UK missiles; unplanned missile maintenance; spare parts ; supply; training; in-service support; Software; Equipment; communications equipment; operational flight test; engineering and technical expertise to maintain TWS capability; and other related logistical and program support elements. The total estimated cost of the program is $368.53 million.

This proposed sale will support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by enhancing the security of a NATO ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

The State Department said the proposed sale would support the UK’s operational capability, ensuring the interoperability of maritime forces with the US and other allied forces as well as their ability to contribute to missions of interest. mutual by providing support and follow-up support.

By deploying the Tomahawk weapon system, the UK is contributing to global preparedness and enhancing the capability of US forces operating alongside them globally. The UK is already exploiting this capability and will have no difficulty integrating this equipment into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not change the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense, Tucson, AZ.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by US government officials and the posting of contractor representatives to the UK intermittently throughout the duration of the deal to support delivery and integration. of items and to manage supply support, inventory control and equipment. familiarization.

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