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    US Government Okays $138 Million Sale of Radar Killing Missiles to Australia

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    The US government has approved the sale of over a hundred supersonic anti-radar missiles to Australia, the Department of State said in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US government approved the sale of more than 100 supersonic anti-radar missiles to the Australian government, the Department of State said in a press release.

    "The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region," the release stated.

    The $137.6 million package includes 110 AGM-88 air-to-ground missiles, which can detect, attack and destroy radar antenna or transmitters, the release noted.

    Australia requested the missiles for its Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler aircraft to use in current and future coalition efforts.

    Raytheon and Orbital ATK are the prime contractors in the sale.

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