Washington Approves Sale of $141 Mln Ground Command and Tactical Radio Systems to Morocco
The State Department has approved the sale to Morocco of Ground
Command and Control and related equipment for an estimated cost of
According to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the North
African Kingdom has requested to buy six Multifunctional Information
Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS) and
additional secure communications, cryptographic devices, and precision
These equipment 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 U.S. agency.
The sale will also improve Morocco’s capability to meet current and future
threats by providing timely Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
(ISR) and target acquisition for its security and defense.
General Atomic Aeronautical Systems Inc.; Lockheed Martin Inc.; Raytheon Inc.; and Italian Leonardo SpA have been designated as the principal contractors and suppliers of these high-tech military communication and monitoring systems.