4 août 2022 | International, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité, Autre défense

Just Weeks After Saudi Trip, Biden Administration Greenlights $5B in Arms for Gulf Nations

Under the deal, Riyadh could spend $3 billion on Patriot interceptors; the UAE, $2.2 billion on THAAD interceptors.

https://www.defenseone.com/business/2022/08/just-weeks-after-saudi-trip-biden-administration-greenlights-5b-arms-gulf-nations/375298/

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