US approves $29m deal for Kuwait tanks

October 29, 2017

Possible foreign military sale to Kuwait is approved related to fleet of M1A1 Abrams tanks

The United States has approved a possible foreign military sale to Kuwait related to its fleet of M1A1 Abrams tanks.

The US State Department said the Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of 218 M1A1 Abrams tank hulls with 120mm cannons and 218 AGT-1500 (M1 Tank Series) engines in support of its M1A2 tank recapitalisation.

Also included are transportation and other logistics support in a deal worth $29 million.

'This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country. Kuwait plays a large role in US efforts to advance stability in the Middle East, providing basing, access, and transit for US forces in the region,' a statement said.

Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces, it added.