The Department of State has made a decision approving a possible military sale to the Government of Canada of P-8A aircraft and related equipment at an estimated cost of $5.9 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has today delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this potential sale.

The Government of Canada has applied to purchase

— up to sixteen (16) P-8A patrol aircraft;

— up to twenty-six (26) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System 5 (MIDS JTRS 5);

— up to thirty-eight (38) Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Integrated Navigation Systems (EGI) for the LN-251;

— up to twenty-five (25) System Processor Replacements for AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) System Processor Replacements (LSPR) with Exelis Embedded GPS Receiver (EGR) integrated with SAASM; and

— up to twenty-two (22) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N.

Also included are commercial engines; tactical open mission software (TOMS); MX-20HD electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR); AN/AAQ-2 acoustic system; AN/APY-10 radar; electronic support measures AN/ALQ-240; NexGen missile warning sensors; AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios; AN/PRC-117G backpack radios, including MPE-S Type II with SAASM 3.7; AN/ALQ-213 backpack radios with SAASM 3.7; and AN/ALQ-213 backpack radios with SAASM 3.7. 7; AN/ALQ-213 Electronic Countermeasures; AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensing Systems; AN/UPX-43 Identification Friend or Foe Interrogators (IFF); AN/APX-123A(V) IFF Digital Transponders; KIV-78 IFF ​​Cryptographic Applets Mode 4/5; KIV-701A Cryptographic Core Modules; KY-100M, KY-58, KYV-5 for HF-121C radios; Network convergence system with KG-175 encryptor; AN/PYQ-10 V3 Simple Key (SKL) Loaders with KOV-21 Cryptographic Applets; Radiant Mercury hardware and software with ENTR(V)4 receiver with embedded cryptography for Integrated Broadcast System (IBS); software; publications; Dual KIV-7M HFIP channel link scrambler with power supply; Electronic Antenna (AE) of Advanced Digital Production of Antennas (ADAP); Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas (CRPA) of Advanced Digital Production of Antennas (ADAP); Control Interface Units (CIU) for AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM; aircraft parts; spare engines; support teams; operational support systems; training; training devices; classrooms/maintenance trainers; engineering technical assistance (ETA); logistics technical assistance (LTA); country liaison officer (CLO) support; Contractor Engineering Technical Services (CETS); contractor logistic support (CLS); repair and return; transport; aircraft shuttle; other associated training and support; and other related logistical and program support elements. The estimated total cost is $5.9 billion.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to enhance the military capability of Canada. This NATO ally is an important force in ensuring political stability and economic progress and a contributor to military, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations around the world.

The proposed sale will increase the interoperability of the Canadian maritime forces with the United States and other allied forces and their ability to contribute to missions of mutual interest. This will significantly enhance the network-centric warfare capability for US forces operating globally alongside Canada. Canada will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its military.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA. A significant number of other companies under contract with the US Navy will provide components, systems, and engineering services during the execution of this effort. Although the buyer usually requests compensation, any compensation agreement will be defined in future negotiations between the buyer and the contractor or contractors.

Execution of this sales proposal will require multiple trips by US Government representatives and the assignment of contractor representatives to Canada intermittently throughout the life of the case to support the delivery and integration of the elements and to provide supply support management, inventory control and equipment familiarization.

There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

This notification of a possible sale is required by law. Description and dollar value are the highest estimated dollar amount and value based on initial needs. Actual dollar value will be less based on final needs, budget authority, and signed sales agreements if and when executed.

Defense Security Cooperation Agency