The State Department on Thursday approved a potential $895 million deal to sell up to 200 Tomahawk Block V and up to 20 Tomahawk Block IV All Up Rounds (AUR) cruise missiles and related equipment to Australia.
A source familiar with the deal told The War Zone that this is a new introduction of the Tomahawk Weapons Systems for Australia’s Hobart class destroyers.
Back in September 2021, then-Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison declared his nation’s intention to acquire the Tomahawks. You can read more about that in our coverage here.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on Thursday notified Congress that Australia requested to buy the Tomahawks, as well as support for all three segments of Australia’s Tomahawk Weapon System (TWS) including the All Up Round (AUR), the Tactical Tomahawk Weapon Control System (TTWCS), and the Theater Mission Planning Center (TMPC).