U.S. State Department clears $1.4 billion sale of Patriot air and missile system to Kuwait

U.S. State Department clears $1.4 billion sale of Patriot air and missile system to Kuwait
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The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.425 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense system components and upgrades to Kuwait, the Pentagon said on Thursday after notifying Congress of the certification, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 84 interceptor missiles called the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancements (MSEs) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $800 million. 

In addition to the new interceptors, the State Department also approved repairs and upgrades to Kuwait’s existing Patriot system.

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