The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Norway for AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million.
The Government of Norway has requested a possible sale of 36 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 8 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, Common Munitions Bit/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE), publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $80 million.
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 Government of Norway requires these capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability. This sale will enhance the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s ability to defend Norway against future threats and contribute to current and future NATO operations.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.
The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Norway.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been concluded.
Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Date: Feb 26, 2014