The Pentagon approved the sale of military helicopters to the UAE and Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon approved the sale of military helicopters to the UAE and Saudi Arabia© 2016 AFP/ Liu Jin

The U.S. Department of defense approved of the sale of military helicopters to the UAE and Saudi Arabia, said on Thursday included in the structure of the Pentagon, the office for military cooperation.

According to information posted on the official website of the Department, UAE will be sent 37 attack helicopters Apache and equipment. «The initial amount of the transaction is $ 3.5 billion,» according to a press release.

It stresses that «this transaction will allow the UAE to expand its capabilities to counter current and future threats, as well as to provide additional security of critical infrastructure of the country.»

The deal with Saudi Arabia provides for the supply of 48 Chinook cargo helicopters, engines 112, and other equipment in the amount of 3.51 billion dollars. «Saudi Arabia will strengthen its capacity to strengthen national defense and deter regional threats», — stated in the message.

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