US Plans to Upgrade Kuwait’s Infantry Fighting Vehicles

13 July 2009 (Last Updated July 13th, 2009 18:30)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency is looking at a $314m military sale to Kuwait to upgrade the Desert Warrior infantry fighting vehicle. The Government of Kuwait has requested the upgrade, which will overhaul the Fire Control System with Gunner's Integrated TOW System.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency is looking at a $314m military sale to Kuwait to upgrade the Desert Warrior infantry fighting vehicle.

The Government of Kuwait has requested the upgrade, which will overhaul the Fire Control System with Gunner's Integrated TOW System.

The upgrade includes installation of the Improved Thermal Sight System 2nd Generation Forward-Looking Infrared Radar, spare and repair parts, test equipment, personnel training and training equipment and other related elements of programme support.

The upgrade vehicle will be used to provide Kuwait's infantry with an operationally ready advanced target acquisition and destruction capability to protect its borders.

The vehicles will guard vital installations and support ground forces.

According to the notification issued by the Security Cooperation Agency to the US Congress, the principal contractor will be Raytheon Company Network Centric Systems in McKinney, Texas.