$71M for AIM-9X Sidewinders to Turkey
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of Turkey’s request for 105 All-Up-Round AIM-9X Sidewinder short range air-air missiles, 78 LAU-129 launchers, 22 captive air training missiles with seekers but no motors or warheads, missile containers, missile modifications, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair parts, and other related support. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $71 million. Turkey has placed AIM-9X requests before, and is currently in the middle of modernizing and expanding its F-16 fleet.
The prime contractor will be Raytheon Systems Corporation in Tucson, Arizona. Offset agreements associated with this proposed sale are expected, but they will be defined in negotiations. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Turkey. DSCA release [PDF format]