Kuwait: US arms deal include 28 F-18 helicopters, worth $5 bln
Jarrah dismissed reports that the US Department has approved a possible $10.1 billion military sale of 40 F/A-18 aircrafts to his govt
Kuwait’s Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah said his country’s arms deal with the United States includes only 28 F/A-18 fighter jets, worth $5 billion, local Al Rai newspaper reported him as saying on Sunday.
Jarrah, who is also Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister, dismissed reports that the US Department has approved a possible $10.1 billion military sale of 40 F/A-18 aircrafts to his government.
Sources told Al Rai said the deal was not made “in a day as others believe,” but bore its fruition after “a long process of negotiation.”
Reports of Kuwait purchasing 40 fight jets from the US was a heated topic especially among hopefuls running for the upcoming parliamentary election scheduled to take place on Nov. 26.
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