The State Department has approved a possible $170 million deal with Norway for the sale of 60 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs).

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Nov. 14 of the foreign military sale (FMS), which includes Raytheon’s [RTN] AIM-120 C-7 missiles, as well as 4 AMRAAM guidance section spares.

Raytheon's AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.
Raytheon’s AMRAAM air-to-air missile. Photo: Raytheon.

“The proposed sale will improve Norway’s capabilities for mutual defense, regional security, force modernization, and U.S. and NATO interoperability,” the DSCA said in a statement. “This sale will enhance the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s ability to defend Norway against future threats and contribute to current and future NATO operations.”

Under the proposed deal, prime contractor Raytheon would also supply missile containers, weapon system support, training equipment and logistical services.  

Norway previously purchased 36 AMRAAMs in 2014.