Japan receives green light to purchase 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles

By Defence Industry Europe

The United States Department of State has approved the sale of a total of 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles with related equipment to Japan.


The estimated cost of the future contract is USD 2.35 billion, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement. According to the DSCA, this amount includes the sale of 200 Tomahawk Block IV missiles, 200 Tomahawk Block V AURs missiles, and 14 Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control Systems.

In addition, Japan has requested to purchase related equipment, support, and logistic support services.



“The proposed sale will improve Japan’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing a long-range, conventional surface-to-surface missile with significant standoff range that can neutralize growing threats,” the DSCA said in a statement.

The manufacturer of the Tomahawk cruise missile is the American defence and aerospace giant RTX.



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