On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a statement that said President Trump’s State Department approved a potential arms sale to Kuwait worth an estimated $4.2 billion.
The sale is for Apache helicopters, equipment to upgrade Kuwait’s current fleet of Apache’s, and parts for the Patriot missile system. The Apache package is worth about $4 billion, and the Patriot missile equipment is worth approximately $200 million.
Congress was notified of the deal on Tuesday. The sale is still in its early stages, and a contract has yet to be signed. The Pentagon said the weapons makers involved in the sale are Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and General Dynamics.
The Trump administration continues to push through weapons deals in its final days, something that has been a priority for President Trump. Also on Tuesday, the administration approved a $290 million sale of precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, on top of a $478 million deal that was pushed forward last week.