Proposed FMS to Republic of Korea - PATRIOT Advance Capability No. 173-M

The Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of 14 PATRIOT Advance Capability 3 (PAC 3) fire units consisting of: 14 AN/MPQ-53 radar sets, 14 AN/MSQ-104 engagement control stations, 76 M091 launching stations, 31 OA-9054 (V) 41G antenna mast groups, 14 electric power plants with dual 150kw generators; 616 MIM-104D missiles; 333 SINCGARS, Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement, PATRIOT Field Army Support Center and trainers, trucks, trailers, fuses, communication relay groups, power units, information coordination centrals, battalion maintenance group and equipment, tool kits, publications and technical documentations, calibration equipment, transporters, precision lightweight global positioning system receiver, kits, generators, shop and tool equipment, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, Quality Assurance Team and Mobile Training Teams, technical assistance and support, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $4.2 billion.

This proposed sale will contribute 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 Northeast Asian.

This proposed sale will enhance their defensive capability against hostile neighbors lessening the burden on the United States. Korea will have no difficulty absorbing the PAC 3 and missiles into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Corp., Andover, Mass. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 26 contractor representatives up to two years. There may be a Quality Assurance Team in-country periodically as the program proceeds.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.