US to provide Kuwait with Advanced Radar Field Systems

The US State Department has approved sale of radar field systems and related equipment, training and support to Kuwait for $194 million

US to provide Kuwait with Advanced Radar Field Systems

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale, reports the Defense News website. The prime contractor will be determined by competition between Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and the Raytheon Company.

The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible total sale of six Short Range Radars, otherwise known as Gap Filler Radars, one Long Range Radar with Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) arrays, upgrades to existing AN/FPS 117 (V) 3 Long Range Radar, upgrades to airfield radome and communications systems, upgrade to secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, site surveys, installation and checkout, site acceptance testing, interim contractor support, construction, contractor logistics support, spares, support equipment, and training.

The Government of Kuwait requested a limited competition between three US vendors to procure a total of six Short Range, Gap Filler Radars (e.g., AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel F1, AN/TPS-77, or AN/TPS- 703) and one Long Range Radar (e.g., AN/TPS-77 or AN/TPS-78). Only one of the radars under consideration, the AN/MPQ-64, is Major Defense Equipment (MDE).

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