Lockheed Martin in Talks with UAE for F-16s
Lockheed Martin in Talks with UAE for F-16s

Lockheed Martin in Talks with UAE for F-16s

The Department of Defense has notified Congress of the possible $270 million sale of weapons and equipment to the United Arab Emirates by Lockheed Martin.

The Department of Defense has notified Congress of the possible $270 million sale of weapons and other equipment to the United Arab Emirates by Lockheed Martin Corp—potentially part of a larger, multibillion-dollar deal for more F-16s that is still under discussion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency told lawmakers it had approved the sale of guns, navigational systems, night vision devices and other equipment as part of a “Block 61” version of the F-16s, if that deal is finalized.

Lockheed is continuing to negotiate with UAE about a direct commercial sale of the F-16s, but congressional approval is needed for some of the equipment that would go on the jets.

Read more at http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/28/us-lockheed-uae-fighters-idUKBREA0R02I20140128.

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