Finland seeks RMP anti-aircraft missiles from US

2 November 2011 (Last Updated November 2nd, 2011 04:35)

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for 600 Stinger-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles to Finland.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a potential sale for 600 Stinger-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles to Finland.

Under the estimated $330m foreign military sale, Finland has also requested ten Stinger Block 1 production verification flight test missiles, 110 Gripstock Block 1 control groups, 1,827 battery coolant units and 16 tracking head trainers (THT).

The proposed package also includes: 50 field-handling trainers (FHT); two GCU-31A/E gas charging units; 110 night sights; one Stinger troop proficiency trainer; one launch simulator; 16 THT metal containers; 16 FHT metal containers; refurbishment; upgrades; and spare and repair parts.

The sale will provide the country with a defensive capability to counter air attack threats, modernise its armed forces and enhance its interoperability with the US and other allied forces.

Raytheon Missile Systems will be the prime contractor.