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U.S. approves $445m sale of heavy tactical vehicles to Kuwait

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of $445 million in heavy tactical vehicles and associated equipment to Kuwait, Defense News reports.

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Topics: U.S.    KUWAIT   

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), which supports U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, has already notified Congress about the sale, the site added. Despite the approval, the notification does not indicate that a contract has been signed or that negotiations have concluded.

The approval comes after Kuwait placed a request to procure a total of 517 heavy tactical vehicles, including Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET).

In a statement, DSCA said: "This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to improve the security of a major non-Nato ally that is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East."

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