State Department Authorizes HIMARS Sale to Morocco

On Tuesday, the United States State Department authorized a $524 million weapons deal to Morocco that would include the sale of M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, ammunition, and related support equipment.

The deal involves the sale of:

  • (18) M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers
  • (40) M57 Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS)
  • (36) M31A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Unitary
  • (36) M30A2 Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (GMLRS) Alternative Warhead
  • (9) M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV)
  • (18) International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (IFATDS)
  • (18) M1084A2 cargo truck, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) Resupply Vehicles (RSV)

The State Department stated that “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in North Africa.”

“The proposed sale will improve Morocco’s capability to meet current and future threats and will contribute to Morocco’s ability to detect threats and control its borders, contributing to the maintenance of regional stability and security,” the department added.