Morocco Seeks Sentinel Radars from US

28 June 2011 (Last Updated June 28th, 2011 18:30)

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a possible sale of eight AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radars to Morocco. Under the estimated $67m foreign military sale, Morocco has also requested eight AN/VRC-92E single-channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) vehic

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified US Congress of a possible sale of eight AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radars to Morocco.

Under the estimated $67m foreign military sale, Morocco has also requested eight AN/VRC-92E single-channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) vehicular dual long-range system radios, eight Sentinel M1152 high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV).

The package also includes identification friend or foe (IFF), Sentinel software, HMMWV support equipment, spare and repair parts as well as associated training and logistical support.

The proposed sale is part of the armed forces modernisation and expansion of the country's air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack.

The Sentinel radars will greatly enhance Morocco's interoperability with the US and other Nato nations.

Thales Raytheon Systems, International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) and American General will be the prime contractors.