Patrol Boat Sale to Kuwait is Approved
WASHINGTON — The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of fast patrol boats for an estimated cost of $100 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a Feb. 20 release. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on the date of the release.
The government of Kuwait has requested to purchase 15 fast patrol boats outfitted with 36 .50-caliber machine guns (30 installed, two per boat and six spares). This request also includes support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
Kuwait intends to use the boats for patrol, interdiction, and maritime protection. These boats will help Kuwait develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability.
The prime contractor will be Kvichak (a Vigor company), Kent, Washington. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.