US $ 6 billion weapon sales to the Gulf
US administration, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, a total of about $ 6 billion arms sales were reported to give approval.
The US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) of the Pentagon informed the Congress that the US Department of State has approved the possible sales of weapons.
The agency, which sent a separate letter to the Congress for each of the arms sales approved in three separate packages, said that a total of 5 billion 958 million dollars were approved for sale to the UAE and Bahrain.
Accordingly, Bahrain is expected to purchase equipment integrated into these systems with Patriot missile systems for $ 2 billion 478 million. In this package, there were 36 Patriot MIM-104E model guided missile sales that could hit planes and cruise missiles.
Bahrain will also receive additional arms systems worth $ 750 million to be used in the F-16s, which are included in the air fleet. In this package, there are 32 AIM-9X missiles, 20 AGM-84 Block II Harpoon missiles and 100 units of GBU-39.
The UAE is expected to receive Patriot missile systems and additional equipment integrated into these systems for $ 2 billion 730 million.
Guns that are approved for sale in Bahrain and the UAE, are producing American Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.
Last month, the US administration sold $ 2.4 billion of THAAD (High Altitude Air Defense System) missiles to Saudi Arabia.