U.S. Clears v‑22, E‑2D Sales in USD 7 Billion Announcement DSCA Approvals Were Announced for Eight v‑22s to Indonesia and Three E‑2Ds to France as Part of Five Separate Sales Amounting to USD 7.48 Billion.
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced approvals of major arms sales amounting to USD 7.48 billion.
The three largest approvals in value were for USD 3 billion worth of petroleum to Israel, USD 2 billion for three Northrop Grumman E‑2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft to France and USD 2 billion for eight Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to Indonesia.
The DSCA notification said about the Hawkeye sale, “The Government of France requests to buy three (3) E‑2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft, ten (10) T‑56 – 427A engines (6 installed and 4 spares), three (3) AN/APY‑9 radar assemblies, four (4) AN/ALQ-217 electronic support measure systems (3 installed and 1 spare), three (3) AN/AYK-27 Integrated Navigation Channels and Display Systems, five (5) Link-16 (MIDS-JTRS) Communications Systems (3 installed and 2 spares), ten (10) Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) Devices (6 installed and 4 spares), four (4) AN/APX-122(A) and AN/APX-123(A) Identification, Friend or Foe systems (3 installed and 1 spare) and one (1) Joint Mission Planning System.”
“The proposed sale will improve France’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing its Naval Air Forces with a sustainable follow on capability to their current, legacy E‑2C Hawkeye aircraft,” added the DSCA.
The sale to Indonesia would make the Southeast Asian country only the third operator of the tiltrotor aircraft after the U.S. and Japan.
The DSCA notification said, “The Government of Indonesia has requested to buy eight (8) MV-22 Block C Osprey aircraft. Also included are twenty-four (24) AE 1107C Rolls Royce Engines; twenty (20) AN/AAQ-27 Forward Looking InfraRed Radars; twenty (20) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems; twenty (20) AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers; twenty (20) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems; twenty (20) AN/APX-117 Identification Friend or Foe Systems (IFF); twenty (20) AN/APN-194 Radar Altimeters; twenty (20) AN/ARN-147 VHF OmniDirectional Range (VOR) Instrument Landing System (ILS) Beacon Navigation Systems; forty (40) ARC-210 629F-23 Multi-Band Radios (Non-COMSEC); twenty (20) AN/ASN-163 Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers (MAGR); twenty (20) AN/ARN-153 Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems; twenty (20) Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS II); twenty (20) M‑240‑D 7.64mm Machine Guns; twenty (20) GAU-21 Machine Guns; Joint Mission Planning Systems (JMPS) with unique planning components.”
Approvals were also announced for a USD 380 million proposed sale of six UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Lithuania and a USD 100 million proposed sale of 27 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles to Argentina.