Washington: The Biden administration has approved the sale of hundreds of precision-guided munitions, or so-called “smart bombs,” to 12 member states of the NATO alliance, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced.
“The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency of Precision Guided Munitions and related equipment for an estimated cost of $22.7 million,” the DSCA said in a press release on Wednesday.
The DSCA notified Congress of the State Department’s approval of the sale earlier on the same day, the release also said.
“NATO Support and Procurement Agency as Lead Nation has requested the possible sale of 239 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs, Increment I; 204 FMU-152 fuzes; 204 MK-82 500LB General Purpose Bombs; and 50 BLU-109 2000LB Hard Target Penetrator Bombs,” the release added.
The weapons will be delivered to the armed forces of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, according to the release.