Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) is expecting to clinch a $371 million foreign military sale contract with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency to provide Kuwait with a second C-17 aircraft unit and ancillary components.
The sale will boost the interoperability among the Kuwait Air Force, the U.S. Air Force, Gulf Cooperation Council countries and other allies to help enhance the U.S. foreign policy and national security goals, the DSCA said Wednesday.
The C-17 aircraft will help KAF improve its regional and long-range airlift capabilities, as well as support humanitarian operations, according to DSCA.
The sale includes:
- one C-17 Globemaster III aircraft,
- four turbofan engines,
- one missile warning system,
- one countermeasure dispenser set,
- precision navigation system,
- support and test equipment,
- publications and technical documentation,
- tactics manuals,
- training equipment,
- U.S. government and contractor engineering,
- aircraft ferry support and
- fuel and technical and logistics support.
Several government or contractor representatives will stay in Kuwait for five years to help implement the works.