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U.S. State Department approves sale of TOW-2 anti-tank missiles to Morocco

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  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan ELITE MEMBER

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    The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $776 million sale of various TOW-2A missiles to Morocco, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to Congress.

    The possible sale to Morocco includes 2,401 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF); and 28 TOW 2A, Radio Frequency (RF) Missiles (BGM-71-4B-RF), Fly-to-Buy missiles for lot acceptance testing; and 400 M220A2 TOW Launchers and/or four hundred 400 M41 Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) Launchers, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

    “The proposed sale of the TOW 2A Missiles and TOW Launchers will advance Morocco’s efforts to develop an integrated ground defense capability. A strong national defense and dedicated military force will assist Morocco to sustain itself in its efforts to maintain stability.,” he said in a recent statement.




    The principal contractors involved in this program are Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona and McKinney, Texas.

    The tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided TOW weapon system, with the multi-mission TOW 2A, TOW 2B Aero and TOW Bunker Buster missiles, is the premier long-range, heavy assault-precision anti-armor, anti-fortification and anti-amphibious landing weapon system used throughout the world today. The TOW missile enables ground forces to achieve overmatch against adversary armored and wheeled systems, regardless of the environment or conditions.

    The weapon system is deployed with more than 20 international armed forces and integrated on more than 15,000 ground, vehicle and helicopter platforms. It’s also the preferred heavy assault anti-armor weapon system for NATO, coalition, United Nations and peacekeeping operations worldwide.

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    Who is Morocco going to fight?
     
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    Morocco has problems with the separatists in the south and their supporters in the East. Also, this is part of the renewal program of the stockpiles and military hardware with a budget of $10 billion.
     
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  4. Philip the Arab

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    This a nice purchase of ATGMs that are sufficient for destroying Russian tanks and any other threats Morocco faces.
     
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    Thanks. They can neutralize the armored vehicles or 4x4 trucks that are used by the separatists along the berm. I think they can also be mounted on helicopters and tracked vehicles. (Possibly Bradley Fighting Vehicle which might be purchased soon). With this deal, the army has around 4000 TOW A2 missiles and 700 launchers.
     
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    Go buy Chinese defence products, will allow you a more balance of freedom and independence in your future interests? Pakistan jf17 is an example of this. Your critical American platforms will be a heavy price to pay, not only finically one. Jf17 shot su30 down no hard work of it. Shop around
     
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    How can you sanction a fucking TOW missile? It doesn't need all the shit fighter jets need. Morocco does buy around with their purchases of Chinese MBT, and SAMs.
     
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    Morocco bought Chinese, French and even Russian weapons.
     
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    Linked this topic, with past threads of American hardware they got, tanks and planes. I believed not discussed that long ago here.

    What I find shit is? your useless armies unable to defend anything. Focus on that more.