U.S. State Dept Grants Japan Green Light to Acquire JASSM-ER Missiles

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  • 06:14 AM, August 29, 2023
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U.S. State Dept Grants Japan Green Light to Acquire JASSM-ER Missiles
ASSM-ER armed on F-16 fighter

Japan has received the green light from the U.S. State Department for the purchase of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles with Extended Range (JASSM-ER) along with associated equipment, amounting to a value of $104 million.

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

Japan has requested to buy 50 AGM-158B/B-2 JASSM-ER missiles, JASSM Anti-jam Global Positioning System Receivers (JAGR), training missiles, and related equipment and support.

“The proposed sale will improve Japan’s capability to meet current and future threats by providing stand-off capability via advanced, long-range strike systems for employment on Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) fighter aircraft including but not limited to the F-15J,” the DSCA said in a release.

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

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