The government of the Netherlands has requested to buy 96 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) ballistic missiles. Also included are tools and test equipment; range and test programs; support equipment to include associated publications and technical documentation; training equipment; spare and repair parts; new equipment training; transportation; Quality Assurance Team support; U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, engineering, and logistics support services; Systems Integration and Checkout (SICO); field office support; International Engineering Services Program Field Surveillance Program; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $1.219 billion.
This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe, DSCA highlighted in press release.
The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to meet current and future threats. The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Netherlands’ military and supports its goal of improving national and territorial defense as well as interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces. The Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, DSCA wrote in statement.
The prime contractor will be Raytheon Technologies, the producer of Patriot air defence system. The purchaser normally requests offsets. At this time, offset agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractors.