Norway to Buy AIM-120 Missiles for its F-35s as Part of NATO Integration

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Norway to Buy AIM-120 Missiles for its F-35s as Part of NATO Integration
AIM-120 AMRAAM @Raytheon

The U.S. State Department has greenlighted the sale of AIM-120 C-8 or D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) and related equipment to Norway for an estimated cost of $950 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Norway has requested to buy up to two hundred five (205) AIM-120 AMRAAMs; up to sixty (60) AIM-120 C-8 or D-series AMRAAMs; four (4) AIM-120D AMRAAM Guidance Sections; and related support and equipment.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a NATO ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe, the DSCA said in a release.

The proposed sale will improve Norway’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing advanced air-to-air capability for its F-35A fleet, enabling it to fulfill NATO missions and meet U.S. European Command’s goal of combined air operations interoperability and standardization between Norwegian and U.S. forces, the release said.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company, Tucson, Arizona.

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