The US state Department has approved the military transactions of $70 billion

Госдеп США одобрил военные сделки на $70 млрд

Most of the weapons ordered Europe. To them were 31 approved a contract for $37,34 billion.

The US state Department has given permission for the sale of weapons and military equipment to foreign countries in the amount of $69.7 billion in 2018 in the past fiscal year (starts October 1).

It is reported by Defence News on Friday, 5 October.

Just was approved more than 70 contracts. Most approved requests from Europe – 31 $37,34 billion On the second place of countries in the Middle East – $of 22.12 billion with 23 contracts, followed by the Asia-Pacific region of $8.85 billion and 12 transactions.

The largest cost contract was signed with Saudi Arabia for $15 billion for selling anti-aircraft missile complex THAAD. After is Poland, which in November 2017, the us administration took the decision to sell air defense system Patriotна a total of about $10.5 billion In third place is Belgium with a military contract for the acquisition of fighter-bombers of the fifth generation F-35 LightningIIстоимостью $6,53 billion, then Sweden (Patriotна $3.2 billion) and Japan (carrier-based AEW E-2DAdvancedHawkeyeна $3.2 billion).

Only state Department approved 15 military contracts, the amount of which exceeded $1 billion it is Also noted that in 2017 the amount of approved transactions was higher – $75.9 billion

Recently the media reported that Ukraine received a large consignment of American lethal weapons and munitions, including missiles.

We will remind, in April 2018, the United States supplied Ukraine a party of Javelin anti-tank systems in the amount of $ 47 million. APU received 37 launchers and 210 missiles to them.

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