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SM-2 missile

The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has approved a possible sale to Denmark of up to 46 Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up Rounds, RIM BK IIIA (VLS), and other related equipment for an estimated cost of $152 million.

The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.

The Government of Denmark has requested to buy up to 46 Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Vertical Launching Tactical All-Up Rounds, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); up to two Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional, All­Up Rounds, RIM-066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS); and up to two Standard Missile, SM-2 Block IIIA Telemetry, Omni-Directional Antenna, Warhead Dud Capable, RIM 066M-03-BK IIIA (VLS).

Also included are MK 13 MOD 0 Vertical Launching System Canisters, operator manuals and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

This proposed sale would support Denmark's anti-air warfare capabilities for the Royal Danish Navy's IVER HUITFELDT Frigate Class ships. The SM-2 Block IIIA missiles, combined with the Anti-Air Warfare System (AAWS) combat system, will provide significantly enhanced area defense capabilities over critical Northern Europe air-and-sea-lines of communication.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon and BAE Systems.

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