US approves sale of ESSM systems to Thailand

11:42:00 PM
BANGKOK, -- The US Department of State has approved the prospective sale of RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles (ESSMs) to Thailand under a Foreign Military Sale case.

In a statement released on 29 October, the Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) said that the sale, which is estimated to be valued at USD26.9 million, would cover the acquisition of 16 ESSM units (comprising 14 tactical missiles and two telemetry missiles), three Mk 25 Quad Pack canisters, and ten Mk 783 shipping containers.

The RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Medium-range surface-to-air missile launched from USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70).

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