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State Department OKs Potential $385M Sale of Raytheon-Built Joint Standoff Weapons to Oman

The State Department has approved Oman’s request to buy from the U.S. government up to 48 AGM-154C Joint Standoff Weapon systems, related equipment and support services under a potential $385 million foreign military sales agreement.

Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) missiles and defense business will serve as the principal contractor in the proposed deal, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday.

The FMS request includes dummy air training missiles, environmental determination test vehicles, free flight vehicles, captive air training missiles or captive flight vehicles, containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment.

Oman also requested integration support and testing, weapon operational flight program software development, mission planning, munitions storage security and training, engineering, technical, transportation, program support and logistics services through the FMS deal.

The proposed sale of JSOW systems would enable the Middle Eastern country’s air force to secure its airspace, borders and territorial waters and address regional security threats. It would also require annual trips of U.S. government and contractor personnel to Oman for technical oversight, reviews and support over a period of seven years.

JSOW is an air-launched weapon that comes with a thermal imaging infrared seeker and a GPS-inertial navigation system.

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