Australia wants to buy Tomahawk missiles from US for $895 million

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Government of Australia of Tomahawk missiles and related equipment.

Raytheon Missile and Defense

As informed, Australia requested to buy 200 Tomahawk RGM-109E Block V all-up-rounds (AURs), 20 RGM-109E Block IV AURs along with the necessary equipment and support.

Also included is support for all three segments of Australia’s Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) to include the All Up Round (AUR), the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS) and the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC).

The support consists of unscheduled missile maintenance; spares; procurement; training; in-service support; software; hardware; communication equipment; operational flight test; engineering and technical expertise to maintain the TWS capability; and other related elements of logistical and program support. 

The deal is worth $895 million.

According to the officials, the proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States. Australia is one of our most important allies in the Western Pacific.

The strategic location of this political and economic power contributes significantly to ensuring peace and economic stability in the region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest.

The prime U.S. contractor will be Raytheon Missiles and Defense.