State Dept Approves $2B Sale of Lockheed, Raytheon Missiles to UAE

13 Mai, 2017, 09:39 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • A Yemeni inspects the rubble of a destroyed building following Saudi airstrikes on the capital Sana’a

The US government said Thursday that it had approved a $2 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates.

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.

The UAE has fielded and operated Patriot missile batteries, which are capable of shooting down enemy missiles and aircraft, since 2009 and is one of several major USA allies to use the system.

The proposed sale also covers missile canisters, tools, test equipment, support equipment, publications, technical documentation and spare and fix parts and program support services.

The two types of missiles are manufactured by Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, respectively.

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The United States is the largest arms supplier to the UAE, providing 63 percent of all major weapons to the country since 2009, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

The United Arab Emirates, one of the closest US allies in the Middle East, has voiced alarm at what it sees as a rise in Iranian support for militant groups across the region, including in Yemen, where the UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Houthi rebels.

The Department of State said the proposed deal will benefit the USA foreign policy and national security since it will strengthen the security of an important ally which has been and remains the power that ensures political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

The wealthy Persian Gulf state was the third biggest weapons importer worldwide during that same period, following India and Saudi Arabia.

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