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    US Defense Giant General Dynamics to Sell More Bomb Components to Saudis

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    US aersopace contractor General Dynamics won a deal worth nearly $40 million to sell thousands of additional MK82 bomb parts to Saudi Arabia and three other countries, the Department of Defense said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier on Tuesday, a group of 60 US lawmakers called on President Barack Obama to postpone the sale of $1.15 billion worth of arms and ammunition to Saudi Arabia because of the impact Riyadh’s military campaign has had on civilians in Yemen.

    “General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Garland, Texas, was awarded a $39,258,206 modification to foreign military sales contract [for] Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France and Iraq… for MK82-1 bomb bodies (162); MK82-6 bomb bodies (7,245); and MK84-10 bomb bodies (9,664),” the release said on Tuesday.

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    MK84-10, MK82-1, MK82-6, General Dynamics, Iraq, France, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
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