30 octombrie 2020

US seeks to sell up to 50 F-35s to UAE for $10.4 billion

stripes.com

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — The State Department notified Congress Thursday that it backs the proposed sale of as many as 50 F-35A fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates for $10.4 billion, according to four people familiar with the matter.It's the latest step in the gulf nation's efforts to secure the stealthy Lockheed Martin Corp. fighters, the most advanced U.S.-built aircraft, after it agreed to recognize Israel in an accord brokered by the Trump administration.Under American law, [...]