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State Dept Clears Hungary’s $230M Extended Range Air-to-Air Missile Procurement Request

The State Department has cleared a potential $230M foreign military sale of Raytheon Technologies-built (NYSE: RTX) missile systems, related equipment and support services to Hungary.

The proposed FMS deal covers 60 AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles Extended Range and AMRAAM-ER training missiles to support Hungarian government’s National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

Raytheon Technologies could also provide spare and repair parts, navigation technologies, test equipment and other platforms intended for communications and cryptographic functions.

The agreement will require government and contractor support in the technical, logistics, engineering and program management areas.

DCSA added that Hungary intends to adopt the AMRAAM­ER technology to increase defense posture and counter aircraft, cruise missile and unmanned aerial vehicle threats.

The agency submitted certification of the possible sale to Congress.

The AMRAAM system is designed to function as a baseline weapon for the NASAMS missile launcher and engage in air-to-air as well as surface-launch combat. Thirty-seven countries have adopted the weapon to date.

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