Morocco requests $108m sale of TOW 2A missiles from US
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $108m sale of TOW 2A radio frequency (RF) missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF) to Morocco.
Under the sale, Morocco seeks to receive 1,200 BGM-71-4B-RFs and 14 TOW 2A RF fly-to-buy lot acceptance missiles.
The Raytheon Systems BGM-71 TOW wire-guided, heavy anti-tank missile is currently in service with more than 40 armed forces, and integrated on over 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms worldwide.
The sale also covers US Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, as well as other related elements of logistics and programme support.
The procurement of TOW 2A missiles and technical support will help Morocco to develop integrated ground defence capabilities.
With this deal, the US will improve the security of a major, non-Nato ally that continues to be an key force for the political stability and economic progress in North Africa.
Raytheon Missile Systems will serve as principal contractor for the sale.
Image: A tripod-mounted TOW unit. Photo: courtesy of US Army.