The US State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defence Systems (CDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale.
The Government of Romania has requested to buy two CDS consisting of up to ten Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS). Also included are two Coastal Defence System Fire Distribution Centres; four Mobile Launch Vehicles; Transport Loading Vehicles; Naval Strike Missiles; non-operational Inert Handling/Loading Missile (IHM) to support missile handling and loading/unloading; training missile and equipment spares; associated containers; training and training equipment; publications and technical documentation; spares parts; loading and mobile maintenance support; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $300 million. Raytheon has teamed with the Norwegian defence company Kongsberg Defence Aerospace to bring the fifth-generation missile stateside.
The principal U.S. contractor will be Raytheon Missile and Defence.