United Arab Emirates Requests Sale of F117-PW-100 Engines for its C-17 Aircraft
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified U.S. Congress July 31 of a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of the United Arab Emirates for two F117-PW-100 engines for an estimated cost of $35 million.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a proposed sale of 2 spare F117-PW-100 engines in support of the UAE C-17 GLOBEMASTER III aircraft. The estimated cost is $35 million.
The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale will improve the UAE’s readiness and capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements. The UAE will use its C-17s to provide humanitarian aid in the Middle East and Africa region and to support its troops in coalition operations. The C-17 will provide a heavy airlift capability and complement day-to-day operations of the UAE’s existing C-130H fleet.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The prime contractor will be Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UAE.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
Source: WASHINGTON | Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) News - 02 August 2012
Photo: The Boeing Delivers 5th C-17 Globemaster III To UAE Air Force And Air Defence (Photo by techreleased.com)