The State Department has approved the United Arab Emirates’ request to procureÂ Joint Direct Attack MunitionsÂ from the U.S. through aÂ $380 million foreign military sales agreement.
TheÂ U.S. and UAEÂ have yet to determineÂ the primary contractor for the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday.
TheÂ deal coversÂ JDAM GBU-31V1, GBU-12 and GBU-31V3Â JDAM kitsÂ plus bombs, fuzes, spares, equipment, Â logistics and sustainment support services.
DSCA said UAE needs the munition systems to support the U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies in Operation Inherent Resolve as they fight against the Islamic State organization to help restoreÂ political stability in the region.
The agreement also calls for periodic JDAM program management reviews in the U.S. or UAE.