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U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy

U.S. Approves Arms Sale to Italy

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification, notifying Congress of this possible sale.

The Government of Italy has requested to buy 12 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) that will be added to a previously implemented case whose value was under the congressional notification threshold. This notification is for a combined total of 24 AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM missiles. The estimated total cost is $69.3 million.

The State Department has also approved an FMS to Italy of Small Diameter Bomb II and related equipment for an estimated cost of $150 million. 

Italy has requested to buy 125 Guided Bomb Unit (GBU)-53/B Small Diameter Bombs-Increment II (SDB-II) All-Up-Rounds (AURs) and eight GBU-53/B SDB-II Captive Carry Reliability Tests (CCRTs) that will be added to a previously implemented case whose value was under the congressional notification threshold. 

 

The original FMS case, valued at $22.5 million, included 24 GBU-53/B SDB-II AURs and four GBU-53/B SDB-II CCRTs. Italy has also requested a new FMS case with 24GBU-53/B SDB-II AURs and two GBU-53/B SDB-II CCRTs. This notification is for a combined total of 173 GBU-53/B SDB-II AURs and 14 GBU-53/B SDB-II CCRTs. The estimated total cost is $150 million.

 

 

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