US State Department OKs potential sale of missiles to Japan

TEHRAN, Jul. 26 (MNA) – The US State Department has approved the potential sale of advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and related equipment to Japan for an estimated cost of $293 million, the Pentagon said on Monday.

According to the department, documentation of a possible deal has been submitted to the US Congress, RIA Novosti reported.

The delivery is planned at the request of the Japanese side, which wants to purchase 150 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles and three AMRAAM guidance sections. 

The contract also includes the supply of AIM-120 missile containers for control sections and related equipment, spare parts, as well as technical and logistical services.

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