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UAE will buy 340 aircraft missiles in the US

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US Department of Defense sends congressional notice of intention to deliver to UAE aviation guided missiles worth $ 270,4 million, reports TASS.




Earlier the upcoming deal was approved by the US State Department.

It is reported that the Emirates requested the "340 air-to-air guided missiles with an infrared homing head AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder", as well as the necessary spare parts, equipment and logistic support.

The proposed sale of these weapons will contribute to the realization of US foreign policy objectives, as it will help strengthen the security of a friendly country that continues to play an important role in efforts to ensure political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
said in a statement issued by the Pentagon.

The US military added that the deal "will improve the capabilities of the UAE in confronting current and future threats" and "will not alter the military balance in the region.

Recall, US law requires the Pentagon to notify parliamentarians of plans to sell weapons or military equipment to other countries. Congress has a month to block supplies, but this is extremely rare.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 12 March 2018 12: 57
    +1
    Let them buy. These are Arabs and that’s it.
    1. Russia
      Russia 12 March 2018 12: 59
      +8
      Pillars for the fence? smile
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 12 March 2018 13: 08
      +1
      “340 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder infrared homing missiles”

      They are preparing for serious air battles. The potential enemy in the UAE is Iran
      1. Dead duck
        Dead duck 12 March 2018 13: 49
        +3
        Quote: Chertt
        They are preparing for serious air battles.

        They are still warriors, things may not reach the melee missiles ...
        everyone will be allowed to run and run at a maximum distance out of habit laughing
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 12 March 2018 13: 57
          +1
          Quote: Deadush
          everyone will be allowed to run and run at a maximum distance out of habit

          So the fact of the matter is that in the region they have no enemy. The Iraqi Air Force is practically absent; Iran is extremely outdated. And it’s hard to imagine a war with Israel
  2. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 12 March 2018 12: 58
    +3
    It definitely won’t lead to a loss of balance, since there is no balance on the BV due to the efforts of the USA.
  3. wicked pinnochio
    wicked pinnochio 12 March 2018 13: 00
    0
    apparently preparing against the Hussites
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx 12 March 2018 13: 15
      +1
      Quote: Angry Pinnochio
      apparently preparing against the Hussites

      do those planes have something?
  4. MKPU-115
    MKPU-115 12 March 2018 13: 15
    0
    AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder - the development of the 50s of the last century, modernized beyond nowhere. It looks like the states began to get rid of junk, although in the BV this will work.
    1. Dead duck
      Dead duck 12 March 2018 13: 51
      +2
      In old ones, sometimes all sorts of “nuances” surfaced and the percentage of hits in real life turned out to be 0.3-0.5 from the declared ones. request