United States approves $740 Million AMRAAM Missile Sale to UK, Denmark

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United States approves $740 Million AMRAAM Missile Sale to UK, Denmark
USAF F-16 Equipped with AMRAAM missile: Raytheon Photo

The United States Department of State has approved a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million.

In addition, The State Department also approved a possible FMS to the United Kingdom of up to two hundred (200) AIM-120D AMRAAMs for an estimated cost of $650 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 10.

The Government of Denmark has requested to buy twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAMs and one (1) AMRAAM spare guidance section. Also included are missile containers, control section spares, weapon systems support, test equipment, spare and repair parts.

This proposed sale would support Denmark's F-16 and future F-35 fighter programs and enhance Denmark's ability to provide for its own territorial defense and support coalition operations.

The proposed sale to the UK will improve the Royal Air Force’s aircraft capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Cooperation in Tucson, Arizona.  The purchaser has requested offsets.  At this time, agreements are undetermined and will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and contractor.

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