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.

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