US approves possible sale to Denmark of Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles worth $215.5 Mn

The State Department of United States (US) has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Denmark of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles and related elements of logistics and program support for an estimated cost of $215.5 million.

The Government of Denmark has requested to buy:

  • eighty-four (84) AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)
  • three (3) AIM-120 AMRAAM guidance sections.

Also included is the following non-MDE:

  • spare AMRAAM control sections
  • containers and support equipment
  • munitions support and support equipment
  • spare parts, consumables, accessories, and repair and return support
  • weapons software and support equipment
  • classified software delivery and 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 logistics and program support.

Noteworthy, this proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of US by improving the security of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in Europe.

Also, the proposed sale will improve Denmark’s capability to meet current and future threats by ensuring it has modern, capable air-to-air munitions.

The sale will further advance the already high level of Danish Air Force interoperability with US Joint Forces and other regional and NATO forces.

Denmark already has AMRAAM in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these articles into its armed forces.

Noteworthy, the principal contractor will be RTX Corporation, located in Tucson, AZ.

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

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional US Government or contractor representatives to Denmark.