TheÂ State DepartmentÂ has approved Australiaâs request to buy tactical radio systems to support upgrades to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft as well as 120mm tank ammunition and related services under two foreign military agreements worth approximately $151.4 million combined.
Australia requested to procure Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems, AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 countermeasure equipment, aircrew trainer device upgrades, system integration, personnel training, logistics and technical services to support updates to Super Hornets under a potential $101.4 million FMS contract, the Defense Security Cooperation AgencyÂ said Tuesday.
Harris (NYSE: HRS) will act as the prime contractor in this transaction that seeks to support Australiaâs coalition efforts and help the countryâs air force facilitate communications with other operational forces and protect its Super Hornet planes from potential threats.
Australia also asked to purchase M1002 120mm Target Practice Multipurpose Tracer tank projectiles, M865 120mm Target Practice Cone Stabilized Discarding Sabot-TracerÂ tank ammo, logistics, program support and technical services through a separate contract worth $50 million.
The proposed sale aims to help the country meet its training and operational readiness requirements.
DSCA said it notified Congress of the dealsÂ Monday.