US approves a possible sale to NATO Support and Procurement Agency of Stinger Missiles

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency of Stinger missiles and related equipment.

The estimated total cost is $780 million.

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), as Lead Nation on behalf of Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, has requested to buy nine hundred forty (940) FIM-92K Stinger Block I Missiles.

Also included are Battery Coolant Units (BCU); metal containers; U.S. Government and contractor production, technical, and engineering assistance; and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands, three NATO Allies.

The proposed sale of Stinger Missiles will improve the air defense capabilities of these three NATO Allies.

They will use the system to defend their territorial integrity and to promote regional stability.

Further, the proposed sale supports NATO’s goal of improving national and territorial defense as well as improving interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces.

Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into their armed forces.

The prime contractors will be Raytheon, Tucson, AZ, and Lockheed Martin, Syracuse, NY.

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