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US State Department Okays Potential $70M Missile Sale to Oman

tow 2b radio frequency missiles

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress about a potential $70 million sale of tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles to Oman.

The planned foreign military sale, which the Department of State has approved, calls for the delivery of 301 TOW 2B radio frequency missiles (BGM-71F-7-RF) as well as government and contractor support on technical, program, logistics and engineering services. 

In its customary language announcing major arms sales, DCSA said the Royal Army of Oman missile purchase would strengthen its homeland defense capability and not disrupt the Middle East’s military balance. It will also be easy for Oman’s armed forces to absorb the armament, boosting the country’s capability to face threats, current or future, the agency added. U.S. defense readiness will not be adversely affected by the missile sale, it also said.

Tucson, Arizona-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense will be the principal contractor of the potential sale, which when implemented will not need to assign in Oman any additional U.S. government or American contractor representatives.

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