US approves air-to-air missile sales [AIM-120D] UK/Denmark

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Unread post11 Jul 2018, 05:07

US approves air-to-air missile sales for UK and Denmark
10 Jul 2018 Aaron Mehta

"WASHINGTON ― The U.S. State Department has OK’d the potential sale of AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile variants for the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The U.K. sale comes with an estimated cost of $650 million and covers up to 200 AIM-120D weapons, along with the associated missile containers, support equipment and technical support.

Denmark’s sale is smaller, with a targeted purchase of 28 AIM-120 C-7 weapons, along with associated support and a single AMRAAM spare guidance section, at an estimated cost of $90 million.

The weapons will likely support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter [duh]. Both nations have agreed to purchase the Lockheed Martin-made jet, which has run successful tests with the AIM-120...."

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Unread post11 Jul 2018, 05:15

I wonder then if this confirms that the F-35 can currently use the AIM-120D with Block 3F (vs just the C7), or if this is for future use, etc?


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Unread post11 Jul 2018, 05:20

Nope, 3F is still the C7.
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Unread post11 Jul 2018, 09:29

Raytheon set to begin production of upgraded version of AMRAAM missile with new guidance section....... ... ssile.html

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