Biden administration approves sale of up to 280 AIM-120C AMRAAMs to Saudi Arabia 

By Briana Reilly / November 4, 2021 at 4:14 PM

The Biden administration today signed off on the sale of up to 280 AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia, part of a tentative deal valued at $650 million that would also include 596 LAU-128 Missile Rail Launchers and other equipment.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency today announced that the State Department approved the potential sale, which the release said would bolster Saudi Arabia’s stock of medium-range missiles for its fighter aircraft fleet.

The agreement, the release added, "will support Saudi Arabia’s Eurofighter Typhoon, F-15C/D, F-15S, and F-I5SA programs and will further strengthen the interoperability between the United States and Saudi Arabia.”

DSCA notified Congress of the potential sale today, per the press release. Raytheon would serve as the principal contractor.