Military Embedded Systems

Possible FMS approved for missile warning systems to Netherlands


July 13, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

WASHINGTON. State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of the Netherlands for AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). The estimated cost is $58.2 million.

The Government of the Netherlands has requested the possible sale of 32 AN/AAR-57A(V)7 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). This would be in addition to the 33 AN/AVR-2B laser detecting sets with various support elements included in an earlier FMS case valued at $8.2 million.

Also included in the amended FMS case would be mission equipment, hardware and services required to implement customer unique post modifications, communication and navigation equipment, special tools and test equipment, ground support equipment, technical data, publications, MWO/ECP, technical assistance, and training, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to meet current and future threats and will be employed on the Netherlands’ AH-64D Apache helicopters. The Netherlands will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense, deter regional threats, and provide direct support to coalition and security cooperation operations.

BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire is the principal contractor. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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