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    US Approves $140 Million in Missile Sales to South Korea

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    The United States has approved a massive sale to South Korea for AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and other military equipment, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency stated in a press release.

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Pentagon said the estimated cost of the approved sale of AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missilesis $70 million.

    "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles and related support," the release stated on Wednesday.

    The agency also announced the approval of a $70 million sale to South Korea for AGM-65G-2 Maverick missiles and other military equipment.

    "The government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested the potential sale of eighty-nine (89) AGM-65G-2 Maverick missiles, missile containers and other related elements of support," the release stated.


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