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US approves sale of 280 AIM-120C missiles to Saudi Arabia

Today, the US Department of Defense announced that the US State Department had approved a “potential” sale of 280 AIM-120C air-to-air missiles to Saudi Arabia.

According to the sources quoted by “Reuters”, the US State Department approved a “potential” deal to sell 280 AIM-120C air-to-air missiles to the Saudi side.

The sources indicated that the value of the deal is about 650 million US dollars, and the sources did not reveal other details related to the method and dates of delivery.

It is worth noting that the deal is the first major military sale to Saudi Arabia by the Joe Biden administration since taking power, and the adoption of a policy of “selling defensive weapons only to the Gulf ally,” according to “Reuters”.

A US State Department spokesman said that the State Department had approved the proposed sale on October 26, adding that the sale of “air-to-air” missiles came after “an increase in cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia over the past year.”

US military does not publish any information regarding the exact capabilities of these missiles, but sources disclosed the estimated likely range of the “AIM-120D” missile, which was estimated at about 161 kilometres, but the exact range of the missile is still classified.


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