Japan to buy Tomahawk Weapon System worth $2.35 Bn from US

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Japan of Tomahawk Weapon System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.35 billion.

Basically, the Government of Japan has requested to buy:-

  • up to two hundred (200) Tomahawk Block IV All Up Rounds (AURs) (RGM-109E)
  • up to two hundred (200) Tomahawk Block V AURs (RGM-109E);
  • fourteen (14) Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control Systems (TTWCS)

Also included is support for the Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) (the All Up Round, the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control Systems (TTWCS) and the Mission Distribution Software Suite Centers (MDSSC)), as well as containers; feasibility studies; software; hardware; training; unscheduled missile maintenance; spares; in-service support; communication equipment; operational flight test; publications; engineering and technical expertise to maintain the TWS capability; non-recurring engineering; transportation; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a major ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Indo-Pacific region.

Noteworthy, 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.

Also, Japan will have no difficulty absorbing these articles into its armed forces.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon, Tucson, AZ.

There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Source: https://www.dsca.mil/press-media/major-arms-sales/japan-tomahawk-weapon-system