DUBAI — The Sultanate of Oman has requested more than 400 TOW 2 missiles as part of its ground defense integration program, according to the US State Department.
The request presented by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to Congress on Dec. 7 is valued at $51 million.
The Major Defense Equipment (MDE) request was made for 400 tube-launched optically tracked wire-guided (TOW) 2B Aero, Radio Frequency Missiles and 7 TOW 2B Aero, RF Missile Fly-to-Buy Missiles
"Oman will use this capability to strengthen its homeland defense and enhance interoperability with the U.S. and other allies," the statement added.
The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona.
Oman has been upgrading its ground defense capabilities since the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen began operations.
The deal is estimated to be worth $2.2 billion, according to German press reports.