DSCA to Hold Competition for $600M Libya Force Training, Arms Sale

PentagonThe Defense Department agency responsible for the U.S. foreign military sales program intends to name a contractor for a potential $600 million training and arms sales agreement with Libya through a competition.

Libya intends to develop and train a general purpose force for protecting the country’s infrastructure and to maintain peace and security, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

Training will occur for up to eight years at the Novo Selo training site in Bulgaria and require the assignment of 350 U.S. government and contractor personnel there, the agency said.

The sale also includes 637 M4A4 carbines and small arms ammunition,  facilities sustainment services, personnel training and training equipment, as well as technical and logistics services.

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