Kuwait Seeks US Guided Missiles

16 August 2010 (Last Updated August 16th, 2010 18:30)

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency in the US has notified Congress of a potential sale of guidance-enhanced missile-T (GEM-T) missiles to Kuwait. Under the estimated $900m foreign military sale, Kuwait will receive 209 MIM-104E Patriot GEM-T missiles to improve the security of the

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency in the US has notified Congress of a potential sale of guidance-enhanced missile-T (GEM-T) missiles to Kuwait.

Under the estimated $900m foreign military sale, Kuwait will receive 209 MIM-104E Patriot GEM-T missiles to improve the security of the major non-Nato ally.

Kuwait has plans to increase its capabilities to meet current and future threats of enemies' air-to-ground weapons and to strengthen its homeland defence.

Raytheon in Massachusetts will be the prime contractor.