12 July 2017

News Report: US Approves $101Mln Sale of Radio, Missile Systems for F-18 Jets to Australia

The US Department of State has approved a more than $101-million sale of radio communications and missile countermeasures systems to Australia for use on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat jets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a news release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Australia requested the possible sale of thirty-two Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS JTRS) with four channel Concurrent Multi-Network (CMN-4), and thirty-nine AN/ALQ-214A(V)4 Countermeasure Systems," the release explained.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for upgrades for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft," the release said on Tuesday. "The estimated cost is $101.4 million."

The purchase will include all system integration and testing, component improvement, technical document updates, personnel training and training equipment upgrades and technical assistance, the release added.

This story first appeared on Sputnik & is reposted here with permission.