U.S. State Department Approves 250 AMRAAM For Sweden Worth $605 Million

An AIM-120D-3 sits at Raytheon’s Tucson, Arizona plant. The AIM-120D-3 is the latest variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM, developed under the Form, Fit, Function refresh, known as F3R.

Sweden wants to acquire AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles. The potential deal has been approved by the US State Department.

The Nordic country wants 250 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM missiles. The contract is worth $605 million. The deal also involves the purchase of additional equipment and will be reviewed by the US Congress.

The agreement will support U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by strengthening the security of the partner country. The potential sale of the missiles will enhance the Swedish Air Force’s ability to counter future and current threats.

Development of the AIM-120 AMRAAM began in the late 1970s. The AIM-120C-8 version has a two-way communication system and an improved GPS-corrected inertial navigation system. The missile can hit targets at a maximum distance of nearly 200 km.

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