United Kingdom – certifiable Predator B remotely piloted aircraft
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to the United Kingdom for certifiable Predator B remotely piloted aircraft, equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $1.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2016.
The United Kingdom UK requested a possible sale of up to 26 certifiable Predator B. Remotely Piloted Aircraft; and 12 advanced ground control stations (GCSs); four new Launch and Recovery Element GCSs; four upgrades to existing Blk 15 Launch and recovery element GCSs; 25 multi-spectral targeting Systems; 25 AN/ APY-8 lynx IIe block 20A synthetic aperture radar and ground moving target indicators (SAR/GMTI) and; 86 embedded global positioning system/inertial guidance units (EGIs).
This sale also includes communications equipment, identification friend or foe (IFF) equipment; weapons installation kits; TPE331-10YGD engines; unique and common spares package; support equipment; US air force technical orders; country specific technical orders; contractor logistics support for two (optional three) years; contractor provided aircraft components, spares, and accessories; personnel training; and other related elements of logistical and programme support.