Thursday, February 22, 2024

Chilean Navy buy Raytheon’s RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow missiles

The Chilean Navy is planning to buy Raytheon’s RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow missiles for its three U.K.-built Type-23 frigates.

The US has approved sale of 42 Evolved SeaSparrow missiles (ESSM), six ESSM Telemetry Missiles and three MK41 vertical launching systems to Chilean Army for $140 million.

The deal also includes 10 MK25 Quad Pack canisters, five SeaSparrow shipping containers, five MK73 Continuous Wave Illumination Transmitters, and one Inertial Missile Initializer Power Supply, Chile’s Radio Cooperativa announced Wednesday.

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Furthermore, the US will provide spare and repair parts, train Chilean personnel to use the equipment as well as installation and technical assistance in the future.

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