US military firms to close weapons contract with UAE and Saudi Arabia

Us defense firm is looking to sign a $10.8bn contract with the UAE and Saudi Arabia. To do so the firm has notified the US congress of the international transaction due to its relation to a foreign military sale. The sale, if approved, will be of a Boeing and Raytheon weapons that could be launched from a distance by a Saudi F-15 and UAE F-16 fighters. If the congress approves the transaction it would be the first US military sale to the Middle East.

The Boeing Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon give those nations new capabilities to strike from beyond the range of enemy air-defence systems so pilots aren’t put at risk. The Boeing Expanded-Response Standoff Land Attack Missile and Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon give those nations new capabilities to strike from beyond the range of enemy air-defense systems so pilots aren’t put at risk.

“The sale of these munitions is in support of the UAE’s fleet of F-16s. This proposed sale will improve the UAE’s military readiness and capabilities to meet current and future regional threats, reduce the dependence on US forces in the region, and enhance any coalition operations the US may undertake,” said a statement in reference to the sale.

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