UAE requests Patriot missiles
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missiles Segment Enhanced (MSE) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 3 May.
In a package worth $2.73 billion, the UAE has requested 452 PAC-3 MSE. Also included are tools and test equipment, support equipment, and other related elements of logistics, sustainment and programme support.
The missiles will enhance the UAE’s capability to counter current and future aircraft and missile threats.
If the sale goes ahead, Raytheon and Lockheed-Martin will be the prime contractors.
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