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US Approves $15bn Sale of THAAD Missiles to Saudi Arabia
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The US State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

THAAD missile launcher

The approval opens the way for Saudi Arabia to purchase 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense [THAAD] launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radars.

"This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," the Pentagon's War Security Cooperation agency said in a statement.

THAAD missile systems are deployed to defend against ballistic missile attacks.

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday that the kingdom had agreed to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, an announcement that came as Saudi King Salman made during his visit to Russia, the first by a Saudi monarch.

US military sales to Saudi Arabia have come under increased scrutiny over the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen.

Riyadh and its allies had been bombing Yemen since 2015. Riyadh said the coalition is fighting terrorists and supporting Yemen's legitimate government but the office of the UN human rights chief has said Saudi-led air strikes cause the majority of civilian casualties.

Lockheed Martin Co [LMT.N] is the prime contractor for the THAAD system, with Raytheon Co [RTN.N] playing an important role in the system's deployment.

The United States deployed THAAD to South Korea this year to guard against North Korea's shorter-range missiles. That has drawn fierce criticism from China, which says the system's powerful radar can probe deep into its territory.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

07-10-2017 | 13:47


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