US Approves Rolling Airframe Missiles Sale to Japan

The Rolling Airfame Missile provides enhanced self-defense against missiles for warships
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 04:09 AM, October 25, 2023
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US Approves Rolling Airframe Missiles Sale to Japan
Raytheon's Rolling airframe missile

The United States has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2B Tactical Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $74.6 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.

The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to 63 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2B Tactical Missiles, RIM-116E. Also included are RAM Guided Missile Round Pack Tri-Pack shipping and storage containers; training equipment; operator manuals and technical documentation; U.S. Government and contractor engineering; technical and logistic support services; support for establishment of an Intermediate Level Maintenance Facility (ILMF); and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $74.6 million.

The proposed sale will improve Japan’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing significantly enhanced self-defense for surface units defending/transiting/patrolling critical air and sea lines of communication.

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