07 Oct '17, 4am

US Paves Way for $15 Billion THAAD Sale to Saudi Arabia

US Paves Way for $15 Billion THAAD Sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has cleared a $15 billion sale to Saudi Arabia for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor. The potential sale would give Saudi Arabia 44 THAAD launchers, 360 interceptor missiles, 16 fire control and communications mobile tactical station groups, and seven AN/TPY-2 THAAD radars, along with battery maintenance equipment, generators, personnel and training support services, according to Friday’s announcement. The deal was first announced during President Donald Trump’s visit to the country in May. The news comes the same week as Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks with Russia to procure S-400 mobile missile batteries — the same system Turkey, a NATO ally, recently purchased from Moscow . Trump is also expected to announce next week that the White House will punt the Iran deal recertification issue to Congress. Even with Defense Secretar...

Full article: https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/10/06/us-paves-way-15-billio...

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