Wednesday, July 8, 2020

US approves AIM-120 advanced air-to-air missile sale to UK and Denmark

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The US State Department has approved the potential sale of AIM-120 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles to the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The sales, which was announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 10 July, is valued at USD650 million for the United Kingdom and USD90 million for Denmark.

According to the statement,  the Government of the United Kingdom has requested to buy up to 200 AIM-120D advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs). The potential deal also covers sale are missile containers; weapon system support equipment; support and test equipment; site survey; transportation; repair and return support; warranties; spare and repair parts; publications and technical documentation; maintenance and personnel training; training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The Government of Denmark has requested to buy 28 AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAMs and one AMRAAM spare guidance section.  Also included are missile containers, control section spares, weapon systems support, test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training, training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) is a new generation all-weather, missile manufactured by Raytheon.

According to the company, the AMRAAM missile is a versatile and proven weapon with operational flexibility in a wide variety of scenarios, including air-to-air and surface-launch engagements. In the surface launch role, it is the baseline weapon on the NASAMS launcher.

In the air-to-air role, no other missile compares to the AMRAAM missile. The weapon’s advanced active guidance section provides aircrew with a high degree of combat flexibility and lethality. Its mature seeker design allows it to quickly find targets in the most combat challenging environments.

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