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Sweden to buy advanced US air-to-air missiles amid ongoing NATO membership hurdles

10th July 2023 - 12:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The potential sale signifies the US’s unbroken commitment to boosting Sweden’s defence capabilities. (Photo: US DoD)

The sale of advanced air-to-air missiles to Stockholm underscores the US's commitment to supporting Sweden's security interests as Turkey continues to block its path to NATO membership.

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The US State Department has approved a possible $605 million Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Sweden.

The Scandinavian country has requested to buy up to 250 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAMs, up to six AMRAAM C-8 guidance sections, engineering and logistics support and associated equipment.

‘This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a partner country that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe,’ the US

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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