Netherlands requests sale of M1156 PGKs from US

26 April 2018 (Last Updated April 26th, 2018 11:18)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of M1156 Precision Guided Kits (PGK) to the Netherlands.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale of M1156 Precision Guided Kits (PGK) to the Netherlands.

The $70m potential sale has been requested by the Netherlands Government and approved by the US State Department.

Under the deal, the country will procure 3,500 M1156 PGK units, in addition to six PGK settable trainers, two PGK cutaway models, 100 M76 PGK fuse wrenches, and ten extended length artillery projectile extractors (ELAPEs), as well as PGK technical data and publications.

“US foreign policy and national security objectives are being met with the potential sale, which will allow the Netherlands to develop and maintain a strong self-defence capability.”

US Government engineering and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and programme support services will be included in the possible sale, intending to improve the Netherlands’ security.

The delivery of PGK would provide a precision-guided capability to 155mm artillery projectiles and help enhance the country’s ability to defend against current and future enemy threats.

The Netherlands will use the improved capability to bolster its homeland defences, deter regional threats, and offer direct support to coalition and security cooperation efforts.

US foreign policy and national security objectives are being met with the potential sale, which will allow the Netherlands to develop and maintain a strong self-defence capability.

Orbital ATK will serve as the principal contractor for the possible deal.

Orbital’s PGK solution features a fixed-canard guidance approach, gun-hardened electronics, self-generated power and a minimum number of moving parts to help meet and exceed programme requirements for accuracy, effectiveness, range and cost.