29 April 2017

Australia Requests Sale of Anti Radiation Missiles for EA-18G Growler

29 April 2017

AGM-88 HARM tactical missile (photo : planephotoman)

WASHINGTON - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia for Anti-Radiation Missiles. The estimated cost is $137.6 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017.

Australia has requested a possible sale of up to seventy (70) AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) Tactical Missiles; up to forty (40) AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) Tactical Missiles; up to sixteen (16) CATM-88B HARM Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); up to sixteen (16) CATM-88E AARGM CATM; up to twenty-five (25) AGM-88B Control Sections; up to twenty-five (25) AGM-88B Guidance Sections; up to twenty (20) AGM-88E Control Sections; up to twenty (20) AGM-88E Guidance Sections; up to forty eight (48) Telemetry/Flight Termination Systems; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other associated support equipment and services. The total estimated cost is $137.6 million.

This sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major contributor to political stability, security, and economic development in the Western Pacific. Australia is an important Major non-NATO Ally and partner that contributes significantly to peacekeeping and humanitarian operations around the world. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability.

Australia is requesting these missiles for its Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler aircraft. The proposed sale will improve Australia’s capability in current and future coalition efforts. Australia will use this capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Australia will have no difficultly absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.

The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors will be Orbital ATK (OA), Ridgecrest, CA, and Raytheon Missile Systems Company, Tucson, AZ. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to travel to Australia.


13 komentar:

  1. Hihihi, emang kalo trend itu ga pandang negara...disini lg demam anti embargo, di aussy malah musim borong anti radiasi

    1. @smilinghari212

      cara paling ampuh utk jadi negara yg anti-embargo adalah join pact US..

    2. Theres no such thing as anti embargo. Both the US and Russia had their share of embargo policies.. sekurang kurangnya pihak us lebih efisyen dlm servis selepas jualannya. Case study : malaysian sukhoi 30 mkm indonesian sukhoi 30mk2.

    3. sayang indonesia telat beli sukhoi fam, ada gosip jaman pak harto pili sukhoi drpd nambah f16 tp sayang krismon dtg duluan.

      apa jgn2 krismon itu sengaja dibuat utk mencegah pengaruh rusia ke negara2 kawasan asia tenggara.
      malaysia sukses beli mig duluan,menariknya potensi embargo ke negara om shed jaman itu tipis dibanding indo, yg akhirnya kena embargo sekutu

    4. Xixixi...padahal gue lg ngomongin bang anti embargo je

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  2. Aus mrpkan negara proxy usa.. aus sgt2 suka jdi sekutu usa.. apa usa ckp aus akan ikut.

  3. Semoga kemenhan mengetahuinya dan mengambil langkah yang tepat, for we never knew what will happen in future(our best friend today may be our foe tomorrow)

    1. Kayaknya aussy sudah sejak lama mengoperasikan rudal harm ini bang Frans....dari era mereka mengoperasikan FB-111

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    3. RAAF was operating F-111C, not FB-111 (operated by SAC of USAF).
      F-111C can carry AGM45 Shrike Anti-Radiation Missile.

      A weapon considered essential

      in any strike force was the AGM-88 high speed anti-radiation
      (HARM) missile; however, its inclusion in the project was not
      approved because of a ‘trade-off’, due to its cost, for other
      service projects.

      On two occasions, procurement of anti-radiation missiles
      was denied for the F-111C. One wonders the rationale behind
      non-procurement of the anti-radiation missile; maybe it was
      viewed by the bureaucrats as too offensive and aggressive.

      Well, they are and no apologies were offered for such a view.
      With wiring now being fitted to 12 F/A-18F Super Hornets, it
      may be third time lucky and ARMs will be fitted to upgrade
      the Super Hornet to the EA-18G Growler.

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