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US Approves Potential $75M Sale of Tactical Missiles to Japan

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress about a potential $74.6 million sale of tactical missiles and related elements to Japan. The purchase, which the State Department has approved, calls for the delivery of up to 63 RIM-116E Rolling Airframe Missiles Block 2B tactical missiles, as well as training equipment, operator manuals and technical documentation.

State Department approvals were earlier granted to Japan’s purchase of RAM Block 2 tactical missiles, RIM-116C, with 51 ordered in September 2020 and  44 in August 2021.

The new sale includes logistics and program support, such as maintenance, technical services, and engineering services from the U.S. government and the contractor.

As in the previous deals, Tucson, Arizona-based Raytheon Missiles & Defense will be the principal contractor for the sale.

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