The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified the US Congress of a
potential foreign military sale to Japan of 64 SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles
as well as associated equipment and services.
The government of Japan has requested a possible sale of 40 SM-2 Block IIIB
tactical Standard missiles with Mk 13 mod 0 canisters, 14 SM-2 Block IIIB
telemetry Standard missiles with Mk 13 mod 0 canisters and AN/DKT-71A telemeters
and conversion kits, 10 SM-2 Block IIIB telemetry Standard missiles with Mk 13
mod 0 canisters and DKT-71A telemeters. The proposed sale also includes
containers, spare and repair parts, supply support, technical assistance and
other related elements of logistics support.
The estimated total value of the sale of 64 SM-2 Block IIIB missiles to Japan is
approximately $99 million. There are no known offset agreements associated to
this possible FMS. The US Congress must approve the deal in order to be
The prime contractor for the Standard missiles will be Raytheon. Japan will use
these missiles to improve the capabilities of the Japan Maritime Self Defense
Force (JMSDF) ships in defense of critical sea-lanes of communications.
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