U.S. Approves $1.9 Billion Munitions Sale to Israel


hellfire-missilesThe U.S. State Department on Tuesday approved the sale to Israel of a variety of munitions including the joint direct attack munition, laser-guided paveway, small diameter bomb, hellfire missile and advanced medium-range air-to-air missile in a deal worth $1.879 billion, Flight Global reports.

The sale would be a windfall for U.S. arms suppliers, principally Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Ellwood Group and Raytheon.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the possible sale, stating: “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability.”

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