The State Department approved Tuesday the sale of sophisticated
unmanned drones to Qatar in a deal worth $1 billion, trend reports citing al arabiya .
Qatar requested to buy 10 Fixed Site-Low, Slow, Small Unmanned
Aircraft System Integrated Defeat System (FS-LIDS), according to a
statement from the Pentagon.
The State Department said the sale would support the foreign
policy and national security objectives of the US“by helping to
improve the security of a friendly country that continues to be an
important force for political stability and economic progress in
the Middle East.”
The proposed sale will not alter the basic military balance in
the region, according to the State Department.
The deal is also expected to include 200 Coyote Block 2
interceptors, Counter Unmanned Electronic Warfare System (CUAEWS);
Coyote launchers and equipment.
The principal contractors will be Raytheon Technologies, SRC and
Northrop Grumman, the Pentagon said in a statement.
Five additional US government and 15 US contractor
representatives will be sent to Qatar for five years to support
fielding, training, and sustainment activities.
Follow us on Twitter @azernewsaz
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.