Denmark Approved for More SM-2 Block IIIA Missiles
WASHINGTON — The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA all-up rounds and related equipment for an estimated cost of $152 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a July 31 release. The DSCA delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 31.
The government of Denmark has requested to buy up to 46 Standard Missile SM-2 Block IIIA vertical-launching tactical all-up rounds, up to two SM-2 Block IIIA telemetry, omni-directional all-up rounds; and up to two SM-2 Block IIIA telemetry, omni-directional antenna, warhead dud-capable rounds. Also included are Mk 13 Mod 0 vertical-launching system canisters; operator manuals and technical documentation; U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and related elements of logistics and program support.
This proposed sale would support Denmark’s anti-air warfare capabilities for the Royal Danish Navy’s Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates. The SM-2 Block IIIA missiles, combined with the anti-air warfare system, will provide significantly enhanced area defense capabilities over critical Northern Europe air-and-sea-lines of communication.
The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corp. in Tucson, Arizona; Raytheon Co., Camden, Arkansas; and BAE of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Aberdeen, South Dakota.