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4 November 2021

The U.S. administration notified Congress of “a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $650 million”. A State Department official noted that “we’ve seen an increase in cross-border attacks against Saudi Arabia over the past year. Saudi AIM-120C missiles… have been instrumental in intercepting the persistent UAS attacks that have put U.S. forces at risk and threatened the more than 70,000 U.S. citizens in the Kingdom”.

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