DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIB for South Korea

May 17, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles with support for an estimated cost of $313.9 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2019. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy up to ninety-four (94) rounds of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles and twelve (12) MK 97 MOD 0 Guidance Sections for SM-2 Block IIIB. Also included is technical…

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Standard Missile-2 defeats aerial targets in South Korean Navy exercises

October 23, 2018 – Five Raytheon Company-built SM-2 surface-to-air missiles successfully completed five test flights in back-to-back summer exercises conducted at sea by the Republic of Korea Navy, or ROKN. The Republic of Korea navy destroyer Seoae Ryu Seong-ryong (DDG 993) launches a Raytheon SM-2 missile during a previous exercise. The missile is an integral part of layered defense that protects the world’s important naval assets and gives navies a greater reach in the battlespace. ROKN fired two Block IIIA missiles in an initial exercise to test the missiles’ advanced…

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Recent DSCA Announcements

The Netherlands – MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of one hundred six (106) MK 54 conversion kits for an estimated cost of $169 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 15:40 Denmark – SM-2 Block IIIA Standard Missiles WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military…

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Dutch Defence News 16–22 October

The Terrier-Oriole, a medium-range ballistic missile, was racing through space at almost 15,000 kilometers an hour. The modified SMART-L radar made it possible for HNLMS De Ruyter to detect and track the missile, which had been launched as a training-exercise target. The crew of HNLMS De Ruyter very rapidly passed the information on to a US Navy ship, which eliminated the target. Almost two years ago, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën did the same thing, and a US Navy ship likewise destroyed a missile in space using information provided by Dutch…

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Formidable Shield 2017 Concludes with Ship Engaging Supersonic Target

Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in a successful live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario, defending against a supersonic target Oct. 17. This concludes exercise Formidable Shield 2017 (FS17), which began Sept. 24. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) conducted Formidable Shield on behalf of the U.S. 6th Fleet. During the collective self-defense scenario, the Netherlands frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803) fired a Standard Missile (SM) 2 and an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) against the supersonic…

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Raytheon systems support complex international ballistic missile defense exercise

A Raytheon built Standard Missile-3 intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target at sea as part of a multinational operational exercise off the coast of Scotland. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires a Raytheon-made Standard Missile-3 during Formidable Shield 2017. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy) The NATO-led exercise, Formidable Shield 17, was an integrated air and missile defense exercise simulating real-life threat scenarios. The event, supported by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy, was designed to evaluate the ability of allied navies’ ballistic missile…

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