US ap­proves $1.7bn tank sale to Kuwait

Kuwait Times - - FRONT PAGE -

The US State Depart­ment has given its ap­proval for a pos­si­ble $1.7 bil­lion mil­i­tary sale to Kuwait for the re­cap­i­tal­iza­tion of 218 M1A2 tanks and re­lated equip­ment, ser­vices and train­ing, a Pen­tagon agency said yes­ter­day. The De­fense Se­cu­rity Co­op­er­a­tion Agency said the con­trac­tors in­volved in­cluded Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Corp, Raytheon Co, Meg­gitt PLC, Northrop Grum­man Corp, Lock­heed Martin Corp and Honey­well In­ter­na­tional Inc, among oth­ers.

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