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ROK seeks air-to-air missile capability

23rd July 2013 - 10:23 GMT | by Joyce de Thouars in London

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The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested a purchase of 260 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) from the US government at an estimated cost of $452 million. 

If the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) goes ahead it will also include containers, missile support and test equipment,  spare parts,  personnel training and training equipment, US government and contractor engineering and technical support.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement that ‘the proposed sale will provide the ROK with a credible defence capability to deter aggression in the region and ensure interoperability with the US

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Joyce holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College London. Before she …

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