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US clears Japan for $1.2B missile package to defend against ballistic threats


MELBOURNE, Australia — The U.S. State Department has cleared a further sale of missiles used for ballistic missile defense to Japan, marking the third and largest batch of such missiles to the U.S. ally.

The approval for the potential sale in response to a request by Japan, announced by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, includes a package of 56 SM-3 Block IB missiles for an estimated cost of $1.15 billion.

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