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Norway cleared to buy follow-on AMRAAMs

15 November 2017
Norway already fields the AIM-120C7 AMRAAM on its F-16s (pictured), and will do so for its newly received F-35As also. Source: Jamie Hunter

The US State Department has approved the potential sale of Raytheon AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Norway.

The approval, which was announced by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on 15 November, covers 60 AIM-120C-7-variant missiles, plus spares, support, and training. The deal is estimated to be worth USD170 million.

As the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RoNAF) already fields the AIM-120C-7 on its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons, the DSCA notes that the service will have no problems absorbing this latest batch should the deal be fulfilled.

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