US State Department approves possible AIM-120 missile sale to Sweden


An AIM-120 AMRAAM missile mounted under the wing of an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands. [STOCK IMAGE]


JULY 14, 2023  


The U.S. State Department on July 7 approved a possible sale of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Sweden.  


The potential sale calls for up to 250 AIM-120C-8 missiles, up to six AMRAAM C-8 Guidance Sections, and other associated equipment at an estimated total cost of $605 million.  


Raytheon Missiles and Defense is the principal contractor in the possible deal.  


Sweden operates 71 Saab Gripen C multirole fighters in its air force. Another 60 Gripen E variants are on order.  


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