State Department clears nearly $8B in potential foreign arms deals

By Justin Doubleday / July 6, 2020 at 4:28 PM

The State Department has given the green light to five potential foreign military sales collectively worth nearly $8 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

In a series of announcements released today, DCSA said the State Department has approved the following potential FMS cases:

  • A deal for Argentina to buy 27 M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles and related equipment for an estimated $100 million. The prime contractor on the deal would be General Dynamics Land Systems.
  • A sale of eight MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft and related equipment to Indonesia for an estimated $2 billion. The prime contractors would be Bell Textron and the Boeing Company.
  • A deal in which Israel would purchase 990 million gallons of petroleum-based products, including JP-8 aviation fuel, diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline, for an estimated $3 billion. “U.S. vendors will be selected using a competitive bid process through the Defense Logistics Agency Energy for supply source(s),” according to DSCA.
  • A sale of six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment to Lithuania for an estimated $380 million. The principal contractors on the potential deal would be Sikorsky Aircraft Company and General Electric Aircraft Company.
  • A request from France to purchase three E2-D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft and associated equipment for an estimated $2 billion. France currently operates the E2-C, according to DCSA. The principal contractor would be Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.’s Aerospace Systems.