The United States approves arms sales to three Arab countries

The United States approves arms sales to three Arab countries
The United States approves arms sales to three Arab countries

The Pentagon said the US State Department has approved several potential arms sales to allies in the Middle East, including Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement that the approvals include a potential sale of F-16 fighter jets and related materiel to Jordan at an estimated $4.21 billion.

Include Jordan deal Requisition for 12 F-16 C Block 70 aircraft, 4 F-16 D Block 70 aircraft, in addition to F100-GE-129D engines, in addition to IPDG equipment specialized in updating the software Fighter aircraft, in addition to computers specialized in F-16 aircraft, and geographical positioning systems.

The proposed sale will improve Jordan’s ability to meet current and future threats by ensuring continued interoperability with the United States and coalition forces. These aircraft will modernize Jordan’s combat aircraft fleet and support operational requirements associated with the US coalition’s regional goals, such as countering violent extremist organizations, countering governmental and non-state malicious actors, and border defense. Jordan will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.

Washington also agreed to sell Saudi Arabia 31 multitasking information distribution systems for up to $23.7 million to upgrade its missile defense systems.

Include sale deal for Saudi Arabia 31 units of a multifunctional system that includes a communications and navigation station “MIDS-LVT”, in addition to the modernization of military communications station systems.

This proposed deal for the Saudi armed forces will include equipment and training to protect Saudi Arabia and the region from destabilizing effects, and to counter Iranian influence and other security threats.

Foreign also agreed to sell UAE $30 million worth of spare parts for Hawk missile defense systems.

and includes sale deal The UAE has military equipment and supplies, including special maintenance parts for military equipment, and tracking radars.

A press release indicated that the UAE intends to maintain its air defense weapon systems in accordance with US maintenance requirements and standards, as this deal will support the UAE’s current ability to deter hostile threats, and contribute to its integration with US-led coalitions.

The agency emphasized that supporting such deals is essential to support the national security goals of the United States by helping to improve the security readiness of “non-NATO allies,” which is critical to political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.

She noted that the sale of these military equipment “will not change the basic military balance in the region.”

Source: www.dsca.mil, agencies

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