United Arab Emirates United States intends to sell $ 7 billion missile defense system
data for: the U.S. Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) test-launch
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (Xinhua reporter Yang Qingchuan) According to” Washington Post “Web site reported on the 8th, the U.S. government plans to United Arab Emirates worth nearly $ 7 billion sale of the missile defense system to guard against “missile attacks from Iran.”
report quoted official sources said the United States, plans to sell is known as the THAAD anti-missile systems and radar systems and other components, which will be sold to foreign countries the United States for the first time such a missile defense system. U.S. Department of Defense will soon be submitted to Congress a formal sales program, Congress will then decide whether to approve within 30 days.
by Lockheed – Martin made THAAD system in high altitude areas to intercept enemy missiles, and can perform low-altitude intercept mission with the Patriot anti-missile system used in conjunction. But deploying this system will take several months to 1 year. The U.S. Central Command is considering the future of the system will be the UAE in the Middle East and the U.S. air defense system into one.