Romania Wants to Buy American-Made Coastal Defense Missiles

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced this week that the State Department has approved a pos­si­ble Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Romania of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Coastal Defense Systems (CDS) and relat­ed equip­ment.

The U.S. military’s DSCA issued a press release on October 16, 2020, that announced that the State Department cleared Romania to pur­chase coastal defense mis­siles in a $300 mil­lion deal.

The poten­tial deal is for two Coastal Defense Systems (CDS), up to ten Link-16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS), as well as other sys­tems, the agency said in a state­ment, adding this that the pro­posed sale will enhance U.S. nation­al secu­ri­ty objec­tives in the region.

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“This pro­posed sale will sup­port the for­eign policy and nation­al secu­ri­ty of the United States by help­ing to improve the secu­ri­ty of a NATO Ally in devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing a strong and ready self-defense capa­bil­i­ty,” DSCA said in its announce­ment.

The prin­ci­pal U.S. con­trac­tor will be Raytheon Missile and Defense, Tucson, AZ.

The Naval Strike Missile is a long-range, pre­ci­sion strike weapon that seeks and destroys enemy ships at dis­tances greater than 100 nau­ti­cal miles.

In 2019, the U.S. Marine Corps integrated a land-based Naval Strike Missile into its force struc­ture, shar­ing costs and inter­op­er­abil­i­ty with the Navy.

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