Netherlands requests $105m sale of RECAP of Patriot fire units from US

7 September 2018 (Last Updated September 7th, 2018 12:36)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of Recapitalization (RECAP) of Patriot fire units to the Netherlands.

Netherlands requests $105m sale of RECAP of Patriot fire units from US
Patriot PAC-3 Configuration 3 missile launcher with four missiles in each canister. Credit: Photo Courtesy of the US Army.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of Recapitalisation (RECAP) of Patriot fire units to the Netherlands.

With an estimated cost of $105m, the potential deal has been requested by the Dutch Government and approved by the US State Department.

Under the deal, the Netherlands has requested RECAP of a total of four Patriot fire units.

RECAP includes radar sets, radar digital processors, engagement control stations, information and coordination central, modem man stations, launching stations, and post deployment build (PDB)-8 upgrades.

In addition, the country has requested for the delivery of associated parts, tools, technical and engineering assistance, support services, testing, and other related elements of logistics and programme support.

“With an estimated cost of $105m, the potential deal has been requested by the Dutch Government and approved by the US State Department.”

The possible delivery will enable the Netherlands to produce fire units at the Configuration 3+ capability.

The RECAP of the Netherlands Patriot fire units will be carried out by the US Government personnel at the Letterkenny Army Depot under the command structure of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM).

With the upgraded capability, the country will be able to enhance its ability in addressing the current and future enemy threats, thereby bolstering its homeland defence.

The possible sale will also enable the country to deter regional threats, and offer direct support to coalition and security cooperation efforts.

In February this year, the US State Department approved an estimated $3.2bn potential foreign military sale of Patriot Configuration-3+ modernised fire units to Sweden.