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Saudi Arabia invests in missile defence capability

9th October 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


The US has approved the $15 billion sale of THAAD systems and support services to Saudi Arabia as the country continues to enhance its missile defence capabilities.

The potential sale, announced on 6 October, would include 44 THAAD launchers, 360 THAAD Interceptor Missiles, 16 THAAD Fire Control and Communications Mobile Tactical Station Group and seven AN/TPY-2 THAAD radars with Lockheed Martin as the primary contractor and systems integrator.

As the Gulf region faces instability on a number of fronts, including the ongoing civil war in Yemen and threats emanating from the Middle East with the Syrian civil war and an

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