Morocco to Buy about $1 Bln US Missiles & Ammunitions

Morocco to Buy about $1 Bln US Missiles & Ammunitions

Protection of Morocco’s air and land borders will be enhanced further with the purchase of various Tow -2A missiles for $776 million and additional F-16 ammunition for $209 million.

The State Department announced on Thursday its approval of the sale to Morocco of 2,401 Tow 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF); and twenty eight Tow 2A; Fly-to-Buy missiles for lot acceptance testing; and Four hundred M220A2 Tow Launchers and/or four hundred M41 Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) Launchers.

According to US Defense Cooperation Agency, the deal also includes missile support equipment, spare parts, training, and US technical and logistical support.

The State Department also approved the sale to the North African Kingdom, of 5,810 MK82-1 Bombs (Tritonal), three hundred MK84-4 Bombs (Tritonal), 105 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) KMU-572F/B Tail Kits, 180 MXU-651B/B Air Foil Groups (AFG), GBU-10, 4,125 MXU-650C/B AFGs, GBU-12, 4,305 MAU-169L/B Computer Control Groups (CCG), GBU-10,-12,-16; and 5,178 FMU-152 Fuzes.

The package also includes flares M-206, Flares MJU-7A/B, Impulse Cartridges BBU-36, Impulse Cartridges BBU-35/B, Bomb Sensor DSU-33C/B, chaff, bomb components, spares, repair parts, support equipment, engineering technical and support services.

These military deals will help to improve the security of Morocco, a major Non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa, says the US Defense Security Agency.

The proposed sale will also improve Morocco’s capability to meet current and future threats of terror from violent extremist organizations prevalent throughout the region.

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