The US State Department is considering a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of tube-launched optically-tracked wire guided (TOW) 2B missiles along with related equipment and support to the government of Oman, it was announced on 7 January.
The total estimated cost of the FMS is $51 million. Raytheon Missile Systems will be the principal contractor if the sale goes ahead.
Oman has requested 400 TOW 2B Aero radio frequency (RF) missiles (BGM-71F-3-RF); and seven TOW 2B Aero RF fly-to-buy missiles.
Oman has requested the missiles as part of efforts to develop an integrated ground defence capability, strengthen its homeland defences, and enhance interoperability with the US and other allies.