Spain to Purchase IRIS-T Missiles
The Spanish government has given the go-ahead for a EUR247.3 million (US$344 million) purchase of 770 IRIS-T (Infra-Red Imaging System) air-to-air missiles to replace the existing AIM-9 Sidewinders used by the Spanish Air Force.
Spain will officially join a consortium for the German-led project that also includes Italy, Norway, Sweden and Greece. Included in the package are 700 operational missiles and another 70 for training.
The costs will be spread over 10 years. Engineering group Sen...
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