US approves munitions sale to UAE
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of munitions, sustainment and support to the UAE for an estimated cost of $785 million, it was announced on 19 July.
The UAE has requested 7,700 GBU-10 guidance kits along with 7,700 Mk-84/BLU-117 bombs, 5,940 GBU-12 guidance kits with 5,940 Mk-82/BLU-111 bombs, 500 GBU-31V1 guidance kits with 500 Mk-84/BLU- 117 bombs, 500 GBU-31V3 guidance kits with 500 BLU-109 bombs, and 14,640 FMU-152 fuzes.
The munitions will be sourced via procurement, with the contractor to be determined during contract negotiations.
The proposed sale will help the UAE remain an active member of the Operation Inherent Resolve coalition and will provide additional precision guided munitions to the UAE for meeting current and future threats.
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