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Kuwait: Patriot missile deal approved

Kuwait has received approval from the United States State Department to buy 84 Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile segment enhancements and related equipment at an estimated cost of $800m. Lockheed Martin Corporation is the main supplier. Approving the sales on 28 May, the State Department said it would help Kuwait to meet current and future threats, and provide greater security for oil and natural gas infrastructure. It added that the missiles’ acquisition will allow for integration with US forces for training exercises.

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