Pentagon proposes sale of air defence systems to UAE potentially valued at over $9 billion
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  • The Pentagon has proposed the sale of air defense systems and helicopters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), valued potentially at more than $9 billion. The main item of the ale would be the $7 billion Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Avenger and vehicle-mounted Stinger Launch Platform fire units from Boeing and Raytheon would cost over $700 million. UAE would also receive up to $445 million in Surface-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (SL-AMRAAM) from Raytheon. The package also includes up to $121 million for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile systems from Raytheon and Lockheed Martin1.