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The United States Defense Security Cooperation Agency on Wednesday announced two deals worth $109 million under the Foreign Military Sales to supply missiles to its allies – Japan and the United Kingdom, in a press release.

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The deals include the sale of Hellfire missiles to the United Kingdom and AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles to Japan. The sales will bolster the United Kingdom’s obligations to NATO and will support the United States’ foreign policy and its national interests.

“The proposed sale will improve the United Kingdom’s ability to meet current and future threats by replacing expiring and unserviceable missiles and maintaining the capability to execute missions across a full range of military operations,” the press release stated.

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Lockheed Martin, America’s biggest Aerospace and Defense company shall be awarded the contract estimated to be $46 million- to supply 395 Hellfire missiles to the Government of the United Kingdom. The country has already been using the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles on its platforms such as AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and MQ-9 Reaper and future SkyGuardian UAVs, and the missile has seen extensive combat experience in the war zones of the middle east and Afghanistan.

“The United Kingdom will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces,” it added.

File:AIM-120 AMRAAM Missile at ADAS 2018.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

The State Department could also approve the ‘possible’ missile sale of 32 units of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air To Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Japan, for F-35 5th generation fighters from the U.S. The deal is expected to be worth $63 million, which will be awarded to the missile’s manufacturer Raytheon, one of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the world.

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“The proposed sale of missiles will provide Japan a critical air defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and U.S. personnel stationed there.  Japan already has AMRAAM in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing the additional missiles into its armed forces,” the statement said.

The deal also covers the supply of containers, support and support equipment, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The Congress has been notified of these proposed sales by the DSCA for their certification, the agency reported.

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