Publish date6 Nov 2021 - 12:21
Story Code : 525693

Riyadh finalizes first arms deal with US under Biden

The US State Department has approved its first arms deal worth of $650 million with Saudi Arabia under Joe Biden presidency.
Riyadh finalizes first arms deal with US under Biden
The Pentagon has notified Congress of the sale approved on October 26 on Thursday which will provide Saudi Arabia with 280 air-to-air missiles.
 
The missiles purchased by Saudi Arabia are capable of flying 20 miles and hitting an aerial target beyond a pilot's visual range.
 
The package also includes 596 LAU-128 Missile Rail Launchers (MRL) along with containers and support equipment, spare parts.
 
Other Arab states including Qatar, Kuwait and Jordan have previously bought the missiles.
 
The US-Saudi arms deal has been announced amid much criticism on Riyadh over its military aggression against Yemen.
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