UPI – The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $2.78 billion contract with the United Arab Emirates for Patriot missiles.
On Friday, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missiles Segment Enhanced and related equipment.
Also included in the foreign military sale deal are tools and test equipment, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, spare and repair parts, facility design, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics, sustainment and program support.
“The proposed sale will enhance the UAE’s capability to meet current and future aircraft and missile threats,” the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said. “The UAE will use the capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense.”