Norway seeks AMRAAM missiles

Feb. 27, 2014 at 3:47 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The government of Norway is seeking an $80 million deal with the United States for procurement of advanced medium range air-to-air missiles.

The AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles, together with associated equipment and support, would "enhance the Royal Norwegian Air Force's ability to defend Norway against future threats and contribute to current and future NATO operations," the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in its notification to Congress.

Norway's specific shopping list for the Foreign Military Sales program package includes 36 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAMs, eight captive air training missiles, containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, common munitions bit/reprogramming equipment, government and contractor logistics support services, and other logistics support.

Raytheon would be the prime contractor if the deal is approved.

"The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe," the agency said.

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