Article taster from IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 23 October 2013 issue.
Gulf states request stand-off weapons
JDW Middle East/Africa Editor
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are interested in acquiring new air-launched weapons that will allow them to carry out precision ground attack strikes at stand-off ranges, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) revealed on 15 October.
A senior US defence official announced in April that Washington had agreed to supply the two Gulf states with “more advanced weaponry than we’ve sold before”, but the munitions involved were not identified.
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