US Approves $5.4 Billion Patriot Capability-3 Missiles Sale to Saudi Arabia

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US Approves $5.4 Billion Patriot Capability-3 Missiles Sale to Saudi Arabia
Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile facts (Image: Lockheed Martin)

The US state department has cleared sale of 600 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) for $5.4 billion to Saudi Arabia.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency approved the sale on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia had requested six hundred (600) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missiles with containers, eight (8) PAC-3 CRI Test Missiles for fly-to-buy.

The sale also includes PAC-3 Telemetry Kits, PAC-3 Guidance Enhanced Missile (GEM) Flight Test Target/Patriot as Target (PAAT) missiles, Fire Solution Computers, Launcher Modification Kits, PAC-3 Missile Round Trainers, PAC-3 Slings, Patriot Automated Logistics System (PALS) Kits, Shorting Plugs, spare and repair parts, lot validation and support.

The purchase of the PAC-3 missiles will support current and future defense missions and promote stability within the region. Saudi Arabia, which already has Patriot missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces, DSCA said in a statement.

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