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  • Missiles for the Middle East
    Posted by Robert Wall 9:38 AM on Aug 05, 2009

    With Jordan having started to take delivery of F-16s the Dutch air force has taken out of service, the Pentagon now says it is planning to sell the country the latest AMRAAM air-to-air missile available for the export market.

    Under a proposed foreign military sales agreement, Jordan would pay $131 million for 85 AIM-120-C7s, and also get related kit such as six captive-carry training missiles. 

    The deal comes just a few days after the Pentagon announced a proposed FMS deal with Bahrain for 25 of Raytheon's C-7 AMRAAMs.

    Yesterday, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency also announced it has submitted to Congress details of an FMS offer to sell to the United Arab Emirates 362 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles.

    The $526 million arms package would include 15 AAR-57 common missile warning systems, 21 APR39A (V)4 radar warning systems, and other kit, including BAE Systems's ASN-128D doppler navigation radar for helos. 

    Tags: ar99, Bahrain, UAE, Jordan

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