Czech Republic Gets Green Light for F-35A

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Czech Republic Gets Green Light for F-35A
Czech Republic received permission to buy F-35A aircraft, AMRAAM missile, StormBreaker and 2000 lb ammunition for an estimated value of up to $5.62 billion.

The State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Czech Republic of F-35 Aircraft, Munitions, and related equipment.  The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.


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The Czech Republic has requested to buy 24 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) Aircraft; 25 Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 Engines (24 installed, one spare); 70 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM); three AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM Guidance Sections; 86 GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bombs - Increment II (SDB-II) StormBreaker All-Up-Rounds (AUR); 12 Mk-84 General Purpose 2,000-lb Bombs or BLU-109 2,000-lb Penetrator Bombs for the GBU-31; 12 KMU-556/KMU-557 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Tail Kits for the GBU-31; 50 AIM-9X Block II/II+ Tactical Sidewinder Missiles; ten 10 AIM-9X Block II Tactical Sidewinder Guidance Units.  The estimated total cost is $5.62 billion.
The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Raytheon Missiles and Defence, and Boeing Company.

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