Pentagon Approves $216-Million Sale To Portugese Navy

The Pentagon recently approved the sale of some $216-million worth of naval weapons to the Portugese Navy. According to the Pentagon, the equipment and services in the sale will be used in the Portugese Navy's new frigate construction program.

If there are no Congressional objections, Portugal will be offered 24 Harpoon and 24 Seasparrow missiles; three Phalanx guns to protect against cruise missile attacks; 72 MK-46 torpedoes and torpedolaunching systems; six advanced gas-turbine engines; associated communications gear; and spare parts.

The sale, which will be overseen by the U.S. Navy, involves the following prime contractors: Aerojet General, General Dynamics, General Electric, McDonnell Douglas, Raytheon and the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville, Ky.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Jun 1986

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