The US State Department approved the decision to sell weapons worth more than $1 billion to three military allies: South Korea, Japan, and Canada, Defense News reports, citing the Agency for cooperation in the field of defense security.
Canada received permission to buy 425 light conversion kits MK 54 for $387 million, South Korea — 94 missiles SM-2 Block IIIB for $313.9 million, and Japan — 160 medium-range AIM-120C-7 missiles for $313 million. The US authorities officially notified the US Congress of the decision. Now, within 30 days, congressmen must approve military contracts.
We will remind, in January the US Department of defense approved the decision to move Japan eight interceptor missiles SM-3 Block 1B and 13 of the latest missiles SM-3 Block 2A for a total of $561 million. the Placement of these missiles caused a sharp rejection of Moscow and Beijing.