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US approves sale of $2 billion worth of missiles to UAE

AFP
Published : May 12, 2017, 11:21 am IST
Updated : May 12, 2017, 11:21 am IST

The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles with canisters and 100 Patriot guidance enhanced missiles.

Patriot missiles. (Photo: AP)
 Patriot missiles. (Photo: AP)

Washington: The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated USD 2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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 sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of an important ally which has been, and continues to be, a force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East," it said.

Tags: national security, pentagon, foreign policy, patriot missiles
Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington