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Japan to get SM-2 Block IIIB for 821 million USD

Japan to get SM-2 Block IIIB for 821 million USD July 20, 2016

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles, equipment, and support. The estimated cost is $821 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 15, 2016.

The Government of Japan has requested a possible sale of up to two hundred forty-six (246) Standard Missile (SM-2), Block IIIB Vertical Launching Tactical All-Up Rounds, RIM-66M-09. This request also includes MK 13 MOD 0 Vertical Launching System Canisters, operator manuals and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services. The total estimated value of Major Defence Equipment (MDE) is $685 million. The total overall estimated value is $821 million.

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