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    US Approves $785Mln Munitions Sale to United Arab Emirates

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    The US Department of State has approved the possible sale of $785 million work of munitions, sustainment and support to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The UAE requested $740Mln in guidance kits and bombs, as well as $45Mln of non-major defense equipment, the release noted.

    "The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for munitions, sustainment and support," the release stated.

    The sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping the UAE remain an active member of Operation Inherent Resolve, which is working to defeat the Daesh terrorist group, according to the release.

    The contractor providing the items will be determined during negotiations.

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    negotiations, Operation Inherent Resolve, Daesh, U.S. Department of State, United Arab Emirates
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