The State Department approved two possible Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of missiles to Japan and the United Kingdom worth $63 million and $46 million, respectively.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of both sales on August 26.

Raytheon AMRAAM air-to-air missile being fired from F-35 fighter in test in Oct. 2014. (Photo: Air Force.)

Japan requested 32 Raytheon Technologies [RTX] AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and one AIM-120C-8 AMRAAM guidance section spare costing $63 million. The sale would include associated containers, logistical, program and support services.

DSCA said the AMRAAMs will provide Japan with a “critical air defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and U.S. personnel stationed there.” It also noted Japan current fields AMRAAMs.

Separately, the U.K. requested $46 million in 395 Lockheed Martin [LMT] AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles along with associated technical, logistical, and program support.

DSCA noted the U.K. typically requests offsets but any offset agreement will be defined later in negotiations between Lockheed Martin and the U.K.

The agency said this FMS will help improve the U.K.’s ability to meet current and future threats “by replacing expiring and unserviceable missiles and maintaining capability to execute missions across a full range of military operations.”