ROK requests AMRAAM from US
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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