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'Sidewinder' Sales to UAE Approved

'Sidewinder' Sales to UAE Approved March 9, 2018

The US State Department has approved a $270,4 million-sale of more than 300 Sidewinder missiles to the United Arab Emirates. 

The UAE has requested the possible sale of 300 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II  missiles, 40 AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), 30 AIM-9X-2 Block II Tactical guidance units, 15 AIM-9X-2 CATM guidance units, containers, spares, support equipment and missile support, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance and other related logistics support, and other associated support equipment and services. 

The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems Company.

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