US clears THAAD sale to Saudi Arabia

October 9, 2017

Defense News:

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department has cleared a potential $15 billion request for Saudi Arabia to purchase the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system.

The THAAD deal was a core part of the $110 billion weapons sale offering presented by U.S. President Donald Trump during a May 20 visit to Saudi Arabia. The announcement Friday is a notification from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and does not mean the deal is completed yet…

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