US OKs $300Mln Reaper Drone Support Sale To France - Pentagon
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 08th January, 2022) The US State Department approved the potential sale of $300 million in spare and replacement components and other support services for MQ-9 Reaper drones to France, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on Friday.
"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of France of MQ-9 Follow-on Contractor Logistics Support and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million," the agency said in a press release.
The deal will include aircraft components, simulator software, training, and technical documents, the release added.
France's MQ-9 aircraft fleet provides Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance support that directly supports U.S. and coalition operations around the world, the agency explained.