|Proposed FMS to The Netherlands - PAC-3 PATRIOT Missiles||No. 172-M|
|MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS||November 9, 1999|
The Government of the Netherlands has requested a possible sale of 128 PATRIOT Advance Capability-3 (PAC-3) guided missiles, trainers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, modification kits, fire solution computer, publications, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, personnel training and equipment and other related elements of logistic support. The estimated cost is $515 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Netherlands and enhancing weapon system standardization and interoperability of this important NATO ally.
This proposed sale will provide the Netherlands with an effective, state-of-the-art anti-tactical missile capability and will greatly improve the defense posture of the Netherlands as well as other NATO countries. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing these PAC-3 missiles into their inventory.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, Owego, N.Y.; and Longbow LLC, Orlando, Fla. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government and contractor representatives to the Netherlands.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.