Morocco has requested the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to sell it Gulfstream G-550, related services and spare parts at an estimated cost of $142 million.
The DSCA has notified Congress Morocco is seeking one Gulfstream aircraft, one spare BR700-710C4-11 GmbH Engine, aircraft ferry services, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, contractor technical and logistics personnel services, and other related elements of logistics support.
“This sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa,” the notification adds.
The DSCA says the Royal Moroccan Air Force will use this new aircraft to provide safe, secure, and dedicated air transport for the King.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractors will be Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Ga., Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, Az., and Flight Safety International in New York. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Morocco involving ten US Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews and support, program management, and training over a five-year period.
There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.