The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) Baseline (B/L) VII Strike Length Launcher Modules and related equipment for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
Netherlands has requested a possible purchase of eight eight-cell MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) Baseline (B/L) VII Strike Length Launcher Modules. The total estimated program cost is $110 million.
The Royal Netherlands Navy intends to deploy ESSM BLK1 and SM-2 missiles. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin.