US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that it has approved $21 million worth sale of AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Malaysia.
Malaysia has placed a request for 10 AMRAAM, missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, site surveys and studies, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
This proposed sale will increase Malaysia’s interoperability with the United States, enhancing regularly scheduled joint exercises and training. It also ensures a sustained air-to-air capability for Malaysia’s F/A-18D aircraft.
Malaysia will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Malaysia, which already has AMRAAM missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation in Tucson, Arizona. However, the agreements are still undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractor.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Malaysia.