The State Department plans to sell Japan more than $133 million worth of missiles and equipment to push back against North Korea’s “provocative behavior,” the department told Congress on Tuesday.
The new proposed foreign military sale includes four Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles, missile canisters and “other technical, engineering and logistics support services,” estimated to be worth $133.3 million.
The sale comes after a year of heightened concern over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, including several missile launches that landed in the Sea of Japan.
The SM-3 Block IIA is an anti-ballistic missile that can be fired from ships or on land, using the AEGIS Ashore program, a U.S.-made, land-based missile defense system.
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