The State Department has cleared a potential $225 million foreign military sale ofÂ Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure systemsÂ and logistics supportÂ for the United Arab Emirates’Â C-17 military transportÂ planes.
Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will act as principalÂ contractorsÂ for theÂ sale, Â the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.
The deal coversÂ eight Globemaster IIIÂ AN/AAQ-24 (V)NÂ LAIRCMs and associated equipment such asÂ ultravioletÂ missile warning system sensors, guardian laser transmitter assemblies and system processor replacements.
UAE also ordered control indicator unit replacements, smart card assemblies, high-capacityÂ cards, user data module, Repeaters, COMSEC key loaders, initial spares, consumables andÂ technical data as well as repair, return support, engineering design, installation, flight test and certification services.
DSCA indicated that UAE’s military will use LAIRCMs to protect its C-17s against missile threats when troops conduct humanitarian and resupply operations.