by Richard Tomkins
Washington (UPI) May 12, 2017
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Thursday the possible sale of Patriot PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles to the United Arab Emirates.
The proposed sale, approved by the U.S. State Department, is worth an estimated $2 billion.
"The proposed sale will enhance the UAE's capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats," the agency said in a press release. "The UAE will use the capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense."
The UAE's shopping list under the Foreign Military Sales program includes 60 Patriot Advanced Capability 3, or PAC-3, missiles with canisters and 100 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical missiles. Also included are canisters, tools and test equipment, and other support equipment.
Spare and repair parts, U.S. government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services are also part of the proposed sales package.
Lockheed Martin would be the prime contractor for the PAC-3 missiles, while Raytheon would be prime contractor for the GEM-T missiles.
Washington (AFP) May 11, 2017
The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles with canisters and 100 Patriot guidance enhanced missiles, among other military equipment, according to a Department of Defense statement. "This proposed s ... read more
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