State Department Approves AMRAAM Sale to Norway

On November 14, the State Department approved the potential sale of 60 AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) to Norway for an estimated cost of $170 million. According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency this sale “will improve Norway’s capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability.” These missiles could be deployed on Norway’s F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft, which were unveiled at Ørland Air Base on November 13. This sale is a follow-on buy from Norway’s previous AMRAAM purchase in 2014. Missile containers, weapons systems support, and U.S. government contractor engineering and logistics support are also included in the sale.

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