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US outlines possible $98 million South Korean Sidewinder deal



Apr 08, 2014 by Greg Waldron – FG


Singapore - The US State Department has notified congress of a possible sale of 76 Raytheon AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II infrared (IR) homing missiles.


The proposed $98 million Foreign Military Sales deal also includes captive air training missiles, other equipment, and training associated with the weapons, said the US Defense Security Agency in a statement.


“The ROK intends to use these AIM-9X missiles to supplement its existing missile capability and current weapon inventory,” says the DSCA.


“This sale will contribute to the Republic of Korea’s force modernization goals and enhance interoperability with U.S. forces. The ROK will use this enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats.”

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