The State Department has cleared a potential $268 million foreign military sale of assault amphibious vehicles and related equipment to Greece.
The Greek government asked to buy a total of 76 AAV units in personnel, command and recovery configurations along with 63 50-caliber machine guns, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.
Contract items include grenade launchers, thermal sighting systems, special mission kits, enhanced applique kits, tools, spare parts, training equipment, logistics, engineering and technical support services.
DSCA noted that the proposed sale would support maritime operations and naval infrastructure defense missions of a NATO ally.
The proposal calls for one contractor representative to facilitate vehicle deliveries and perform support services.
Defense News reported the vehicles will come from the U.S. Marine Corps’ inventory. The publication quoted a USMC spokesman as saying that the AAV fleet has undergone programs meant to extend its service life, ensure system reliability and set maintenance schedules.