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Release No: 403-00
July 13, 2000


The government of the United Kingdom has requested a possible sale of logistics support for Tomahawk Block III land attack missiles (TLAM) including maintenance and repair services, spare and repair parts, software/hardware modifications, contractor technical assistance, test equipment, publications and technical documentation, and other related elements. The estimated cost is $75 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by maintaining the military capabilities of the United Kingdom while enhancing weapon system standardization and interoperability.

The United Kingdom needs this logistics support to maintain the operational level of its TLAM in NATO mission commitments. The United Kingdom will have no difficulty absorbing this additional logistics support in their armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region.

The equipment and services will be provided by multiple U.S. government and contractor representatives. There are no offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of an U.S. government representative to the United Kingdom for a period of up to five years. There may be several U.S. government and contractor representative for one-week intervals annually to participate in program review and technical assistance.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

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