UAE to buy 18 AN/TPQ-50 Radar from US worth $85 Mn

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of AN/TPQ-50 Radar and related equipment.

The estimated total cost of this procurement is $85 million.

The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested to buy eighteen (18) AN/TPQ-50 Radar Systems – man portable version.

Also included are

  • 107mm High Explosive (HE) rockets (for CONUS testing only)
  • Computer Digital Military Laptop Radar Control Display units
  • 5kW Advanced Medium Mobile Power Source (AMMPS) Trailer-Mounted, Diesel Engine Driven Power Unit PU-2001
  • spares
  • mission equipment
  • communication and navigation equipment
  • support equipment
  • repair parts
  • special tools and test equipment
  • technical data and publications
  • site survey
  • U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics personnel services
  • other related elements of logistics and program support

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important regional partner.

To be noted that the UAE is a vital U.S. partner for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

The proposed sale will support efforts to protect critical infrastructure and high value civilian assets, as well as military installations and forces from rocket, artillery, and mortar (RAM) and unmanned aerial system threats.

Also, it will further enhance the US-UAE relationship, both politically and militarily, while also increasing the UAE’s effectiveness in executing military and civil defense operations that promote U.S. national interests.

The UAE will use the TPQ-50 radars to recognize incoming threats from hostile nations or agents of adversary nations.

Noteworthy, the principal contractor will be SRC Inc, Syracuse, NY. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the permanent assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UAE.

Temporary periods of travel for two-week durations for both U.S. Government and contractor personnel will be necessary to conduct Operator/Maintainer training, as well as System Integration & Check Out (SICO)/Quality Assurance and Testing (QUAT) activities.