The State Department has approved the $339 million sale of MQ-9 Reapers to the Netherlands.
Certification by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DCSA) was delivered to Congress, according to a DSCA announcement. The Netherlands has requested four Block 5 Reapers, four Block 30 or 50 ground control stations, and various sensor and communications systems.
The sensor and communications systems needed include six 6 AN/DAS-1 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems and four General Atomics Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator (SAR/GMTI) Systems with maritime wide area search capability.
The sale would also include an Initial Spares Package (ISP) and Readiness Spares Package (RSP) sufficient to support 3,400 flight hours over a three-year period.