State Department Approves Patriot Sale to the Netherlands

On September 5, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced U.S. State Department approval for the potential sale of MIM-104 Patriot fire units to the Netherlands. According to the DSCA news release, the FMS sale would include “four (4) Netherlands Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million”, as well as “Radar Sets (RS), Radar Digital Processors (RDP), Engagement Control Stations (ECS), Information and Coordination Central (ICC), Modem Man Stations (MMS), Launching Stations, and Post Deployment Build (PDB)-8 upgrades […].”