The US State Department has approved the possible sale of MK.54 light torpedoes and related equipment to the Brazilian government for an estimated cost of $ 70 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency provided the required certification when it notified Congress of this potential sale.
Also included are Torpedo Containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with Containers, Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and Fuel Tanks, Rotary Wing Air Launch Accessories, Torpedo Spares, Engine, Mounting Suspension Strips, Thermal Batteries, Training, Publications, Test Equipment and Support, Engineer – and US government contract development, technical and logistical support, and other issues related to logistic and program support. The total estimated value is $ 70 million.
Brazil intends to use MK.54 light torpedoes in its aircraft and surface vessels from its Sikorsky S-70B ?? Seahawk ?? to use. The prime contractor is Raytheon Integrated Defense System, Portsmouth, RI. No proposed compensation agreements are known to exist in connection with this potential sale. The implementation of this sales offer does not require a long-term job of a US government or additional contract agents in Brazil. However, temporary engineering and technical services from the US government may be required for training and technical assistance. (Javier Bonilla)
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