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Oct 31/11: SHORAD. The US DSCA announces [PDF] Finland’s official request to buy the latest model FIM-92 Stinger man-portable air defense missiles, and associated equipment. At this stage, there are no reports confirming that the Stinger has been picked over other Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) contenders. As such, it’s possible that the request is just a way to ensure sales clearance, and hence the Stinger’s eligibility for the competition. If Finland does in fact choose the Stinger and signs a contract, the request involves:
■ 600 FIM-92 Stinger Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles
■ 10 Stinger Block 1 Production Verification Flight Test missiles
■ 110 Gripstock Block 1 Control Groups. These are the carryable launchers.
■ 110 Night Sights
■ 1827 Battery Coolant Units
■ 2 GCU-31A/E Gas Charging Units
■ 16 Tracking Head Trainers (THT) and metal containers
■ 50 Field Handling Trainers (FHT) and metal containers
■ 1 Stinger Troop Proficiency Trainer
■ 1 Launch Simulator
■ Plus refurbishment, upgrades, spare and repair parts, tools and tool sets, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, and other forms of U.S. Government and contractor support.
The estimated cost is up to $330 million, and the prime contractor would be Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, AZ. Implementation would require 10 U.S. Government or contractor representatives to travel to Finland for a period of 8 weeks for equipment checkout and training.
Olisikohan toteutuneessa paketissa ohjuksia 300:n kieppeillä?