The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress January 13 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for V-22B Block C Aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.13 billion.

The Government of Israel (GOI) has requested a possible sale of 6 V-22B Block C Aircraft, 16 Rolls Royce AE1107C Engines, 6 AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver Systems, 6 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems, 6 AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems, 6 AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe Systems, 6 AN/ARN-153 Tactical Airborne Navigation Systems, 6 AN/ARN-147 Very High Frequency (VHF) Omni-directional Range (VOR) Instrument Landing System (ILS) Beacon Navigation Systems, 6 Multi-Band Radios, 6 AN/APN-194 Radar Altimeters, 6 AN/ASN-163 Miniature Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers (MAGR), 36 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles, Joint Mission Planning System, support and test equipment, software, repair and return, aircraft ferry services, tanker support, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical support, and other elements of technical and program support. The estimated cost is $1.13 billion.

The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives.