The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of ground command and control equipment to Morocco for an estimated $141.1 million.
The proposed sale will improve Morocco’s ability to meet current and future threats by providing timely intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and target acquisition for its security and defense, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported.
“The capability is a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its self-defense,” the agency said. “Morocco has demonstrated a commitment to modernizing its military and will have no difficulty absorbing these articles into its armed forces.”
The Moroccan government has asked to buy six Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Joint Tactical Radio Systems. The purchase will include:
- Additional secure communications, cryptographic devices and precision navigation equipment.
- Unclassified and classified software, software support, and support equipment.
- Spare and repair parts.
- Support and test equipment.
- Publications and technical documentation.
- Personnel training and training equipment.
- Technical and logistics support services and other related elements of logistical and program support.
This proposed sale will help improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency noted.