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Korea requests SM-2 Block IIIB standard missiles

22nd May 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of SM-2 Block IIIB standard missiles to the Republic of Korea, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 17 May.

In a package worth $313.9 million, Korea has requested 94 rounds of SM-2 Block IIIB standard missiles and 12 MK 97 MOD guidance sections for SM-2 Block IIIB. 

Also included is technical assistance: training and training equipment and other related elements of logistics and programme support. 

The Republic of Korea Navy intends to use the missiles to supplement its existing inventory. The proposed sale will provide a defensive capability while enhancing interoperability with US and other allied forces. 

If the sale goes ahead, Raytheon Missile Systems will be the prime contractor.

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