Kuwait Bolsters Defense with $150 Million Patriot Missile Support

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 23: The Pentagon has confirmed that the State Department has granted approval for a potential agreement aimed at the restoration and revalidation of Patriot missiles and offering assistance to Kuwait at an estimated cost of about $150 million, reports Al-Rai daily.

According to a report by army-technology.com, the arrangement entails the United States will provide Kuwait with missile repairs and testing, repair and return of classified and unclassified missile components and ground support equipment components, supply tools to improve the turnaround time for repair and recertification efforts, and air transportation services for missile processing; technical and logistical support from the US government.

The report emphasized that this agreement is designed to bolster the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States. It will contribute to enhancing the essential infrastructure of Kuwait, a significant non-NATO ally, that has played a crucial role in maintaining political stability and fostering economic progress within the Middle East.

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