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Japan Boosts AMRAAM Stock

Japan Boosts AMRAAM Stock 27 August, 2020

The U.S. government has approved possible Foreign Military Sales to Japan of the AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). The sale cost, which includes 32 AIM-120C-8 missiles in total, is estimated to be approximately $63 million.

"It is vital for U.S. national interests to help Japan develop and maintain a strong and effective self-defence capability," the White House said of the procurement process, which includes technical and logistical support.

Raytheon is the main contractor of the missile, equipped with a high-blown, piece-of-track warhead.

In 2019, the United States approved the sale of 60 AIM-120C-7 and 1 guidance system to Japan.

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