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ROK requests AMRAAM from US

18th October 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale of AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 17 October.

In a package worth $253 million the ROK wants 120 AIM-120C-7/C-8 AMRAAMs along with containers, weapon support and support equipment, and spare and repair parts.

The missiles are used on ROK F-15K, KF-16 and F-35 aircraft.

If the sale goes ahead the principal contractor will be Raytheon.

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