United Arab Emirates is strengthening its air defense with American THAAD missile system 0611123
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Defense News - United Arab Emirates
|Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 09:23 AM|
|United Arab Emirates is strengthening its air defense with American THAAD missile system.|
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency of United States notified Congress November 2 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.135 billion.
The THAAD Terminal High-Altitude Area defence missile system is an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missiles, 9 THAAD launchers; test components, repair and return, support equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related logistics support. The estimated cost is $1.135 billion.