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Oman requests a $260 Mn FMS for F-16 fighters fleet support

World Defense & Security News - Oman
Oman requests a $260 Mn FMS to support F-16 fighter jets fleet
The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Oman for continuation of logistics support services and equipment for the country's fleet of F-16 fighters . The estimated cost is $260 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on May 26th, 2016.
Oman equests a 260 Mn FMS to support F 16 fighter jets fleet 640 001A RAFO F-16C Fighting Falcon jet
The Government of Oman requests follow-on support for its existing F-16 fleet that includes support equipment, communications equipment, personnel training, spare and repair parts, publications, Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), Contractor Engineer Technical Services (CETS), Technical Coordination Group (TCG), International Engine Management Program (IEMP), Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) calibration and technical orders. The estimated value of this possible sale is $260 million.

"The proposed sale of support services will enable the Royal Air Force of Oman to ensure the reliability and performance of its F-16 aircraft. Oman will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its armed forces. This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," the DSCA said.

The prime contractors for this sale are Lockheed Martin Aero, Fort Worth, TX; ITT (EXCELIS-Harris), Fort Wayne, IN; BAE Systems, Austin, TX; Honeywell, Clearwater, FL; Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, MD; Marvin Engineering, Inglewood, CA; Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control, Orlando, FL; Goodrich Corp, Westford, MA.

The RAFO's pilots currently operates a fleet of 14 F-16C and six F-16D fighter jets.