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Pentagon approves SM-6 international sales

January 10, 2017 |
Justin Doubleday
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The Defense Department has approved the Standard Missile-6 for international sales, as contractor Raytheon eyes Australia, Japan and South Korea as potential customers, the company said Jan. 10. The Pentagon cleared the SM-6 for foreign sales to "several international customers" in December, Raytheon told reporters Jan. 10 at the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium in Arlington, VA. The SM-6 is a surface-launched missile capable of anti-air, sea-based terminal and anti-surface engagements. Thad Smith, Raytheon's head of business development for SM-6,...

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