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(ii) Total Estimated Value:
Major Defense Equipment* $2.6 billion
Other $1.1 billion
TOTAL $3.7 billion
Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for
Purchase: up to 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, 12 EA-18G Growler aircraft, 54 F414-
GE-402 engines (48 installed and 6 spares), 2 engine inlet devices, 35 AN/APG-79 Radar
Systems, 70 AN/USQ-140 Multifunctional Informational Distribution System Low Volume
Terminals (MIDS-LVT) or RT-1957(C)/USQ-190(V) Joint Tactical Radio Systems, 40
AN/ALQ-214 Integrated Countermeasures Systems, 24 AN/ALR-67(V)3 Electronic Warfare
Countermeasures Receiving Sets, 72 LAU-127 Guided Missile Launchers, 15 M61A2
Vulcan Cannons, 32 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles or Night Vision Cueing Device
Systems, 40 AN/APX-111 Combined Interrogator Transponders,
Source (PDF File)
Prior Related Cases, if any:
FMS Case SAF-$2.2B-02May07
FMS case GQY-$358M–6May11
FMS case LEN- $992M–13September12
The MYP-II contract ran from 2005-2009, and was not renewed because the Pentagon intended to focus on the F-35 fighter program. When it became clear that the F-35 program was going to be late, and had serious program and budgetary issues, pressure built to abandon year-by-year contracting, and negotiate another multi-year deal for the current Super Hornet family. That deal is now final.
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Australia orders $3.7 Billion in U.S. Military Aid.
Who says ATS never sees anything special posted?
Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by CottonwoodStormy
China is not the problem. If anyone can invade it would be Indonesia. China can not project sufficient force over that distance not to mention the US intervention that would occur.
Biggest threat to Aussie Land is Indonesia. They could float over in fishing boats and yes, they have lots of fishing boats. Think Dunkirk in reverse.
... in U.S. Military Aid
What you say makes sense and I think you're right. It's the same reason China is no real threat to the United States unless the US is foolish enough to commit military in China's own neighborhood and backyard. They just don't have the ability to project and keep logistics going around the world. Not for many years, at least.
Is Indonesia really that serious a threat outside chaotic illegal immigration I've heard people talk about? It was just a few months ago that the balloon was being floated for home porting at least one U.S. Aircraft Carrier in Australia. That didn't float far, as I recall, but it sure got put out there.