State Dept OKs $2B Bomb Guidance Kit Sale to Israel


State DepartmentThe State Department has cleared a potential $1.879 billion foreign military sale of Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Joint Direct Attack Munition tail kits and related equipment, parts and logistics services to Israel.

Israel ordered 14, 500 KMU-556C/B JDAM kits with GBU-39, BLU-113 and Mk-80 series bombs, Hellfire and Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and Detector Laser Illuminated Target and Paveway laser-guided bomb kits, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday.

Other primary contractors for the sale are General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Elwood National Forge Co.

The FMS agreement includes a provision for U.S. government or contractor representatives to provide program oversight and technical support services in Israel.

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