Kuwait offers $295M to Service its F-18 Fleet
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency recently notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale of continuing logistics support, contractor maintenance, and technical services, and associated equipment and services in support of Kuwait’s 40 F/A-18C&D aircraft. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $295 million.
Kuwait has traditionally relied heavily on outside support to maintain its modern military equipment, which includes F/A-18 aircraft, M1A1 Abrambs tanks, et. al. These contractor services will provide for a continuation of the required logistics and support through CY 2011. The principal contractors participating in this proposed sale are DYNCORP of Fort Worth, TX; F/A-18 manufacturer The Boeing Company of St. Louis, MO; and Anteon Corporation of Fairfax, VA. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 50 contractor representatives in Kuwait to maintain continuity in the program support through CY 2011. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.