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Sweden requests 250 AMRAAMs in US$605m US sale

Sweden will receive more than 250 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles under a possible US$605 million foreign military sale approved by the US State Department.

Sweden will receive more than 250 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles under a possible US$605 million foreign military sale approved by the US State Department.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of the possible sale on 7 July.

Under the deal, Sweden has requested to buy 250 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAMs, up to six AMRAAM C-8 guidance sections as well as spare AIM-120 control sections and containers, AMRAAM test set telemetry kits, encryption devices, munitions support, and technical documentation.

“The proposed sale will improve Sweden’s capability to meet and deter current and future threats in the region by ensuring Sweden has modern, capable air-to-air munitions,” the DSCA statement said.

“This sale will further advance the already high level of Swedish Air Force interoperability with US joint forces and other regional and NATO forces.”

Raytheon Missiles and Defense will be the principal contractor and the sale will not require any additional US government or contractor representatives to Sweden.

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