The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Libya for General Purpose Force Training and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million.

The Government of Libya has requested a sale of training for a 6,000 to 8,000 person General Purpose Force. The training includes services for up to 8 years for training, facilities sustainment and improvements, personnel training and training equipment, 637 M4A4 carbines and small arms ammunition, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE), and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $600 million.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of Libya.