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Netherlands requests a $53 mn FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles.

| 2017
World Aviation Defense & Security News - The Netherlands
Netherlands requests a $53 mn FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles
The US State Department recently approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands for AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $53 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said on Oct. 11, 2017.
Japan requests 113 mn FMS for 56 AIM 120C 7 AMRAAM missiles 640 001Raytheon's AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
(Credit: Raytheon)
The Government of the Netherlands has requested a possible sale of 26 AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), one AMRAAM Guidance Section Spare (MDE items), 20 AMRAAM Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), as well as weapon systems support, technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total case value is $53 million.

"The proposed sale will improve the Netherland’s capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability. This sale will enhance the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s ability to defend the Netherlands against future threats and contribute to current and future NATO operations. The Netherlands maintains the AIM-120B in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces," the DSCA said on its website.

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems.

The AIM-120 AMRAAM is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) designed and produced by the US missile maker Raytheon. The C-variant has been steadily upgraded since it was introduced in 1996. The C-7 variant includes improvements in homing and a greater range.


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