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UAE To Acquire PAC-3, GEM-T

UAE To Acquire PAC-3, GEM-T 15 May, 2017

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 60 Patriot PAC-3 and 100 GEM-T missiles with an estimated cost of $2 billion. The contract also covers canisters, tools and test equipment, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

According to the release, the UAE will use the capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defence. Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 missiles provide simultaneous air and missile defence capabilities as the Lower Tier element in defense of U.S. deployed forces and allies. Raytheon's GEM-T missiles provide an upgraded capability to defeat tactical ballistic missile (TBM), aircraft and cruise missile threats in complement to the PAC-3 missiles.

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