Japan requests SM-3 missiles in FMS valued at $1.15 billion

WASHINGTON. State Department officials approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Japan of up to 56 Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IB missiles for an estimated cost of $1.15 billion.

Also included in the FMS are missile canisters, U.S. Government and contractor representatives' technical assistance, engineering and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The prime contractor for the SM-3 Block IB All Up Rounds will be Raytheon Missile Systems located in Tucson, Arizona. The prime contractor for the canisters will be BAE Systems in Minneapolis, Minnesota.