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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 439-00
July 24, 2000

PROPOSED FOREIGN MILITARY SALE TO DENMARK ANNOUNCED

The government of Denmark has requested a possible purchase of 400 GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits, 120 BLU-109 Bombs, 400 Joint Programmable Fuzes, four Common Munitions Bit Reprogramming Equipment devices, three inert warheads, testing, spare and repair parts, support equipment, contractor engineering and technical support, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $40 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the military capabilities of Denmark and further weapon system standardization and interoperability with U.S. forces.

Denmark will use these new munitions to upgrade and support their existing systems. This proposed sale will contribute significantly to U.S. strategic and tactical objectives by strengthening the unity and interoperability within NATO. Denmark will have no difficulty absorbing JDAM into its armed forces.

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

The prime contractor will be Boeing Co. of St. Louis, Mo. One or more proposed offset agreements might be related to this proposed sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of U.S. government or contractor representatives to Denmark.

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

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