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NSM for Romanian coastal defense systems

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) informed that the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Romania of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defense Systems (CDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $300 million.

Photo by: Marian Kluczyński, 3.FO, Polish MoD

Romania has an intention to procure two Coastal Defense Systems consisting of: up to ten Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System - Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS), two CDS Fire Distribution Centers, four Mobile Launch Vehicles a Transport Loading Vehicles, Naval Strike Missiles, a non-operational Inert Handling/Loading Missile (IHM) to support missile handling and loading/unloading, a training missile and equipment spares, associated containers, training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, spare parts, loading and mobile maintenance support, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $300 million.

According to DSCA the proposed sale will improve Romania’s capabilities of developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability. The country will be ready to meet current and future threats by improving its maritime defense capabilities in the Black Sea and increasing interoperability with the United States. 

NSM-based coastal defense systems will be used to enhance mission effectiveness, survivability, and NATO interoperability in current and future missions and operations.

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