Wednesday, July 20, 2016

U.S. Sells More Bombs To The UAE

Joint Direct Attack Munitions, guidance kits that convert existing unguided bombs into precision-guided "smart" munitions. (US Navy photo)

The Hill: US approves $785M bomb sale to UAE

The State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates, according to a new report.

The deal is intended to help the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Reuters said Tuesday.

The Pentagon on Tuesday announced that the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which facilitates foreign arms sales, had authorized the move.

Lawmakers have 30 days to block the sale, Reuters said, but such action is rare as transactions are carefully vetted.

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Update #1: U.S. approves $785 million bomb sale to UAE ally against Islamic State (Reuters)
Update #2: US Approves $785Mln Munitions Sale to United Arab Emirates (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: The arms business is definitely good.


Jay Farquharson said...

And the bombs are going to be delivered to Yemen, on hospitals, factories, Red Cross aid centers, pre-schools and kindergardens.

The UAE doesn't drop bombs on ISIS, that's their BFF's.

RRH said...

A tip for you Editor.