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US approves $1.7Bln Aegis combat system contract to Canada : Defense Security Agency

Washington: The United States has approved a $1.7 billion sale of the Aegis Combat System to Canada, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of AEGIS Combat System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.7 billion,” the release said on Monday.

The proposed sale will include four Shipsets of the AEGIS Combat System; one AEGIS Combat System Computer Program; four Shipsets of AN/SPY-7 Solid State Radar Components; four Shipsets of Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC); and three Shipsets of the MK 41 Vertical Launch System.

The release said the sale would increase Canadian maritime forces’ interoperability with the United States and other allied forces, therefore supporting US national security.

Australia, Japan, Norway, South Korea, and Spain have previously acquired Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Combat System.

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