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Norway requests a $170M FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles

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World Defense & Security News - Norway
 
 
Norway requests a $170M FMS for AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM missiles
 
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Norway for AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $170 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on November 15, 2017.
     
Norway requests a 170M FMS for AIM 120 C 7 AMRAAM missiles 640 001Raytheon's AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
(Credit: Raytheon)
     
Norway requested a possible sale of 60 AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and four AMRAAM guidance section spares. Also included are missile containers, weapon system support, support equipment, spare and repair parts, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

"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. This is a follow-on buy of additional AIM-120 C-7 missiles," the DSCA added.

The AIM-120 C-7 AMRAAM is currently being used on the RNoAF's fleet of 56 F-16A/B fighter jets.

The AIM-120 AMRAAM is a modern beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) designed and produced by the US missile maker Raytheon. The C-variant has been steadily upgraded since it was introduced in 1996. The C-7 variant includes improvements in homing and a greater range.