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Kuwait requests Hellfire missiles from US

2nd August 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of 300 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles and related equipment to Kuwait, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 30 July.

Under a package worth $30.4 million, Kuwait has requested to buy 300 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, one warhead section assembly and one rocket motor.

The requested package also includes missile containers, 19 M261 2.75 tube rocket launchers, spare and repair parts, repair tools, technical and logistical support services and other related elements for programme support.

Kuwait currently has the Hellfire missiles in its inventory and these additional missiles will further strengthen its homeland defence.

If the sale goes ahead, Lockheed Martin will be the prime contractor.

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