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.
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.