US State Department Approves SM-2 Sale to South Korea, AMRAAM to Japan

On May 17, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB interceptors to South Korea. The deal, which also includes associated systems and technical assistance, is estimated at $313.9 million USD.

On the same day, the State Department also announced its approval for the potential sale of 160 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range-Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and 1 AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM guidance section to Japan. The deal is estimated at $317 million USD.