Romania to buy Assault Amphibious Vehicles from US

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of sixteen (16) Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) and related equipment.

The Government of Romania has requested to buy sixteen (16) Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs), Personnel Variant (AAVP-7A1); three (3) Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Command Variant (AAVC-7Al); two (2) Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Recovery Variant (AAVR-7Al); sixteen (16) 50 Cal Machine Guns (Heavy Barrel); and five (5) 7.62 mm M240B Machine Guns.

Also included are MK-19 Grenade Launchers; M36E T1 Thermal Sighting Systems (TSS); supply support (spare parts); support equipment (including special mission kits/Enhanced Applique Kits (EAAK)); training, unclassified technical manuals, technical data package, engineering and technical support and assistance (including Contractor Engineering Technical Services (CETS)); and other related elements of program and logistics support.

The total estimated program cost is $120.5 million.

Noteworthy, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ally which is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe.

It is vital to the US national interest to assist Romania in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability.

The proposed sale will improve Romania‚Äôs capability to meet current and future threats by modernizing and ensuring Romania’s continued expeditionary capability to counter regional threats.

Further, Romania will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces.

A principal contractor has not been determined for potential sale.

There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.