Germany intends to buy almost 1,000 AMRAAM missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible sale of up to 969 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment to Germany. AMRAAM missiles are produced by leading American defence company Raytheon (RTX).

According to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the estimated cost of a future contract is USD 2.9 billion.

This price covers, apart from up to 969 AMRAAM missiles, up to 12 AMRAAM C8 Guidance Sections, AIM-120 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); telemetry kit and control section spares and containers; KGV-135A Communications Security (COMSEC) devices; Common Munitions Built-in-Test Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE); ADU 891 Computer Test Set Adapter Groups; munitions support and support equipment; classified software delivery and support; spare parts, consumables, accessories, and repair and return support; transportation support; classified publications and technical documentation; studies and surveys; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support.



“The proposed sale will improve Germany’s capability to meet current and future threats by ensuring they have modern, capable air-to-air munitions. This sale will further advance the already high level of German Air Force interoperability with U.S. joint forces and other regional and NATO forces. Germany already has AMRAAMs in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these articles and services into its armed forces,” DSCA said in a press release.



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