12:00 AM, August 9, 2012
The Government of Thailand has requested a possible sale of nine evolved seasparrow missiles (ESSM) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $18 million. The sale includes three MK25 Quad Pack canisters and four MK783 shipping containers along with spare, repair parts, support and test equipment publications and technical documentation and personnel training and training equipment. ESSM provides ship self-defense capability. The proposed sale will add to Thailand’s capability to meet current and future threats from anti-ship weapons and contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by increasing the ability of Thailand to contribute to regional security and improving interoperability with the U.S.
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