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US oks FMS from United Kingdom for 500 AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles.

| 2015
World Aviation Defense & Security News - United Kingdom
US oks FMS from United Kingdom for 500 AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $80 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on Nov. 10, 2015.
Hellfire Systems ins foreign military sale to produce 2060 Hellfire II air to ground missiles 640 001UK ordered 500 Hellfire II air-to-ground missiles
The Government of the United Kingdom requested a possible sale of five hundred AGM-114R Hellfire II Semi-Active Laser (SAL) missiles.

"The proposed sale improves the UK's ability to meet current and future threats by providing close air support to counter enemy attacks on coalition ground forces in U.S. CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. The UK currently has Hellfire missiles in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles," said the DSCA.

There is no principal contractor for this sale as the missiles are coming from U.S. Army stock.

The AGM-114R "Romeo" Hellfire II entered service in late 2012. It uses a semi-active laser homing guidance system and an integrated blast fragmentation sleeve warhead to engage targets that previously needed multiple Hellfire variants. It will replace AGM-114K, M, N, and P variants in U.S. service.



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