The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for joint direct attack munitions of Raytheon Missile Systems and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of USD70 million. The possible sale is awaiting clearance by the U.S. Congress.
Turkey has requested the sale of 400 GBU-31(V)1 precision guidance kits for use with Mk 84 bombs, 200 GBU-31(V)3 precision guidance kits for use with BLU-109 bombs, 300 GBU-38 precision guidance kits for use with Mk 82 bombs, 100 GBU-54 laser-guided precision guidance kits for use with Mk 82 bombs, 200 BLU-109 hard target penetrator warheads, and 1000 Kaman Aerospace FMU-152A/B multi-function programmable bomb fuzes.
It is understood the precision kits are intended for general-purpose bombs mainly used by Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets of the Turkish Air Force.
Turkey requested the United States in 2014 the foreign military sale of 145 Raytheon Missile Systems AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-range Air-to-Air Missile) air-to-air missiles to arm its F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, and eventually for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft it is expected to receive.