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ROK to Acquire AGM-114R

ROK to Acquire AGM-114R

The U.S. State Department has decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $36 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. 

The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy two hundred eighty-eight (288) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles. Also included are AGM-114R spare parts; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; repair and return; storage; and other related logistical and program support elements. The estimated total cost is $36 million.

This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by meeting the legitimate security and defence needs of one of the closest allies in the INDOPACOM Theater. The ROK is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region

The ROK intends to use these Hellfire missiles to supplement its existing missile capability and current weapon inventory for its AH-64E aircraft

The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation, Orlando, FL