The US military is considering sending its THAAD missile defence system to the Middle East, a senior US Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will to use them.
Qatar and the UAE have requested the sale of up to $7.6 billion in Lockheed Martin Corp missile-defense systems to counter perceived threats and lower their dependence on US forces, the Pentagon announced on Monday.
The United States and its Gulf partners are looking to deepen cooperation on missile defense as tensions rise with Iran, and announcements could come soon on new purchases, according to US officials.
Secretary of State Hillary Cli
Lockheed Martin has won a contract totaling $1.96 billion to produce the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) weapon system for the UAE.
The contract is the first Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of the Thaad Weapon System and includes t
The UAE has trimmed what had been billed as a possible $7 billion purchase of an advanced US missile defense system but there are no major obstacles to its completion, Lockheed Martin Corp's lead executive on the deal said.
The Pentagon has confirmed that it has proposed the sale of an advanced US missile defense system valued at up to $7 billion to the UAE.
A statement, dated Sept. 9, released on the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency website on
The Bush administration is planning to sell the UAE an advanced US missile defense system valued at up to $7 billion that could be used to defend against Iran, people who have attended briefings on the matter said.
The Pentagon is set to n