The State Department approved a possible $21 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Malaysia for AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Tuesday.
The primary contractor would be Raytheon [RTN].
The requested FMS would include 10 AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, site surveys and studies, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
Malaysia intends to use the equipment as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen homeland defense, DSCA said.
“This sale will increase Malaysia’s interoperability with the United States, enhancing regularly scheduled joint exercises and training. It also ensures a sustained air-to-air capability for Malaysia’s F/A-18D aircraft,” DSCA said
Implementation of the FMS would not require additional U.S. government or contractor representatives to be assigned to Malaysia.