Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Armaments for Autocracies

 The US state department has approved the sale of $290m in GBU-39 smart bombs to Saudi Arabia as part of a flurry of arms deals with Middle Eastern dictatorships in the last weeks of the Trump administration.

On the same day, the agency also announced approvals for the sale of H-64E Apache Helicopters worth $4bn to Kuwait.

$104m in defensive equipment against missile attack for the plane of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as well as $65.6m in precision targeting equipment for Egyptian warplanes.

US approves sale of $290m in bombs to Saudi Arabia | US news | The Guardian

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