Home / Contract Awards / State Dept Approves $69M AGM-88B Tactical Missile Sale to Australia

State Dept Approves $69M AGM-88B Tactical Missile Sale to Australia

State DepartmentThe State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase AGM-88B high-speed anti-radiation missiles, related parts and services from the U.S. government under a $69 million foreign military sales agreement.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the sale includes 14 AGM-88B tactical missiles, 16 AGM-88E advanced anti-radiation guided missiles, eight CATM-88E AARGM, four CATM-88B captive air training missiles, two AARGM telemetry tactical missiles, five AARGM control sections and six AARGM guidance equipment systems.

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will act as the primary contractor for the FMS transaction that also includes spares, containers, training resources, technical documentation, technical, logistics and engineering support services.

Australia intends to use the weapons systems for its homeland defense and coalition efforts and to defend the country against regional threats,  according to DSCA.

Check Also

Northrop Completes JPSS-2 Microwave Instrument Assembly; Bob Mehltretter Quoted

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has assembled a microwave instrument for the second Joint Polar Satellite System being built to support weather forecasting and climate monitoring efforts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The company began testing JPSS-2's Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder to determine whether the technology can withstand environmental conditions during liftoff and in space, NASA said Thursday.

Former Kforce, SES Exec Patrick Sullivan Joins Aptive as Digital Services VP

Patrick Sullivan, formerly vice president of emerging technologies at SES, has joined consulting services provider Aptive Resources as VP of digital services, FedHealthIT reported Thursday.