U.S. Approves Sale of 16 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM Air-to-Air Missiles to Netherlands

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of 16 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 27.

The Government of the Netherlands has requested to buy sixteen (16) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). Also included are containers, weapon systems support and support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $39 million.

The proposed sale will improve the Netherlands’ capability to meet current and future threats by deterring regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and enable interoperability and standardization between the armed forces of the Netherlands and the United States. The Netherlands, which already maintains AMRAAM missiles, will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and support into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missiles & Defense, Tucson, AZ.

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