Skip to comments.DSCA announces refurbishment of USS McInerney (FFG-8) before Transfer to Pakistan
Posted on 02/23/2010 9:22:51 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified US Congress on 18 February of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Pakistan for refurbishment of a Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate for a total contract value of approximately $78 million (57.47 million).
As the DSCA announced, the Government of Pakistan has requested support for refurbishment of USS McInerney (FFG-8), the second ship of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class of US guided-missile frigates, being provided as excess defence articles (EDA). The contract will include onboard spares, spare and repairs parts, support equipment, publications and technical data and related government and contractor services and support.
USS McInerney has been part of the US Navy since it was commissioned on 15 December 1979 and has seen deployment to the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean, as well as the Persian Gulf during the Gulf War. During the past years it has been deployed for counter-drug operations. US Congress approved the sale of the ship to Pakistan in September 2008. It is scheduled to be transferred in summer 2010.
According to the DSCA, Pakistan requires the capabilities of USS McInerney to participate in US and coalition led counter-narcotics and counter-piracy operations and to assist with Pakistans efforts to secure its maritime border.
The prime contractor for the refurbishment of the frigate is unknown at this time.
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