United States decided to sell the Patriot air defense missiles to Kuwait (Figure)
Data Chart: US-made Patriot anti-missile missile system
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua reporter Wang Fengfeng Ran Wei) 11, U.S. Department of Defense announced that the U.S. decision to sell to Kuwait, “Patriot” missiles Department of Defense has notified Congress of this decision.
Department of Defense under the Defense Security Cooperation Agency on the day of its official website said in a statement, the Kuwaiti government to the U.S. side, hoping to buy 209 sets of MIM-104E-guided enhanced “Patriot” missiles, worth about 9 billion.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the arms sale plan will help strengthen the security of Kuwait in this important ally, to help U.S. security and foreign policy.
Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement, Kuwait needs these missiles in order to address the current and future may face the threat of enemy ground weapons in Kuwait can use these missile deterrence against regional threats, thereby strengthening homeland security.
Kuwait would like to purchase a “Patriot” missile interception system for the ground-can respond to a variety of missiles or air threat, even to intercept tactical ballistic missiles.