Netherlands seeks Sidewinder missiles

Oct. 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Netherlands is seeking to purchase Sidewinder missiles for its air force through a U.S. Foreign Military sales deal.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress, said the deal for 28 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-Up-Round Missiles and associated items is worth an estimated $60 million.

The prime contractor would be Raytheon Missile Systems.

"This proposed sale of AIM-9X missiles will improve the RNAF's capability to conduct self-defense and regional security missions, and enhance its interoperability with the U.S. and other NATO members," the agency said.

The shopping list of the Royal Netherlands air force: 28 AIM-9X-2 SIDEWINDER Block II All-Up-Round Missiles; 20 CATM-9X-2 Captive Air Training Missiles; two AIM-9X-2 NATM Special Air Training Missiles; two CATM-9X-2 Block II Missile Guidance Units; two AIM-9X-2 Block II Tactical Guidance Units; dummy air training missiles; and missile support and test equipment.

Also included are spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data.

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