The United States has approved a possible foreign military sale to Kuwait related to its fleet of M1A1 Abrams tanks.
The US State Department said the Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of 218 M1A1 Abrams tank hulls with 120mm cannons and 218 AGT-1500 (M1 Tank Series) engines in support of its M1A2 tank recapitalisation.
Also included are transportation and other logistics support in a deal worth $29 million.
"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country. Kuwait plays a large role in US efforts to advance stability in the Middle East, providing basing, access, and transit for US forces in the region," a statement said.
Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, it added.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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