Finland asks for ATACMS

June 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Seventy Army Tactical Missile System units and spare parts will be sent to Finland if Congress approves a Foreign Military Sale to the country.

The 70 M-39 Block 1A ATACMS T2K Unitary missiles, test device software, spare parts and other items carry a combined value of about $132 million.

Also included in the package deal would be support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. government and contractor engineering and logistics support services and other logistics support.

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

It added that Finland's acquisition of the ATACMS would enhance Finland's military interoperability with the United States and other allies.

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