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U.S. approves possible FMS to Indonesia for AIM-9X-2 missiles and to Malaysia for AMRAAM missiles 0605152

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Indonesia & Malaysia
 
U.S. approves possible FMS to Indonesia for AIM-9X-2 missiles and to Malaysia for AMRAAM missiles
 
The U.S. State Department has approved yesterday, May 5, two possible Foreign Military Sales to Indonesia for 30 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $47 million, and to Malaysia for 10 AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $21 million.
     
The U.S. State Department has approved yesterday, May 5, two possible Foreign Military Sales to Indonesia for 30 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $47 million, and to Malaysia for 10 AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $21 million.
Raytheon's AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II is one of the most advanced infrared-tracking, short-range air-to-air missile in the world
     
The Government of Indonesia has requested a possible sale of 30 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II All-Up-Round Missiles, 20 AIM-9X-2 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), 2 CATM-9X-2 Block II Tactical Missile Guidance Units, 4 CATM-9X-2 Block II Guidance Units, and 2 Dummy Air Training Missiles, containers, test sets and support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documents, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $47 million.

The AIM-9X Block II adds a redesigned fuze and a digital Ignition Safety Device that enhances ground handling and in-flight safety. The Block II variant also features updated electronics that enable significant enhancements, including lock-on-after-launch capability using a new weapon datalink to support Beyond Visual Range engagements.

"The proposed sale will improve Indonesia’s capability in current and future coalition efforts. Acquisition of the AIM-9X missile supports Indonesia’s efforts to become a more capable defensive force and will also provide key elements required for interoperability with U.S. forces. Indonesia should have no difficulty absorbing this new capability into its armed forces," said the DSCA in an official statement.

     
The U.S. State Department has approved yesterday, May 5, two possible Foreign Military Sales to Indonesia for 30 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $47 million, and to Malaysia for 10 AIM-120C7 AMRAAM Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $21 million.
Raytheon's AMRAAM provides operational flexibility and multi-shot capability throughout the day and night in all weather conditions
     
The Government of Malaysia has requested a possible sale of 10 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, site surveys and studies, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $21 million.

"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a key partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in Southeast Asia, " said the DSCA. This sale will increase Malaysia’s interoperability with the United States, enhancing regularly scheduled joint exercises and training. It also ensures a sustained air-to-air capability for Malaysia’s F/A-18D aircraft.

The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation in Tucson, Arizona, for both Foreign Military Sales.