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$ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries

$ 3.9 Billion Arms Export to Two Countries May 27, 2019

 

United States will sell up to $ 3.9 billion arms to two Middle East Countries United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The State Department approved two countries requests. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2019.

UAE wants to acquire RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $80 million.  The Government of the UAE has requested to buy 20 RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). 

UAE has also requested to buy 331 Javelin Guided Missiles with container.  The estimated total case value is $102 million.

UAE has also requested to acquire 20,004 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II All-Up-Rounds.  The estimated total case value is $900 million.

UAE has requested follow-on blanket order U.S. Marine Corps training, training support, and other training related services in support of the UAE Presidential Guard Command.  The total value for this sale is $100 million.

UAE’s total budget is $1. 182 billion.

Saudi Arabia has requested to purchase follow-on support and services for Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft, engines, and weapons.  Equipment and spares will be procured for support of, but not limited to, F-5, RG-5, KA-350, F-15, C-130, KC-130, E-3, RE-3, and KE- 3 aircraft.  The total estimated program cost will be $2.6 billion.

Saudi Arabia has requested to purchase spare and repair parts, for their TASS (Tactical Air Surveillance System) aircraft program.  The total estimated program cost will be $136 million.

Total price tag will be $ 2. 736 billion.

Two countries total acquisition costs $ 3.918 billion.

 

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