US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

Israel's Palmachim airforce base, south of Tel Aviv. The equivalent value of the two arms sales reflected Washington's commitment to ensure Israel's "qualitative military edge" in the regionThe United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed Congress of the proposed arms sales to two allies in the Middle East that are both wary of Washington's negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear program. The planned weapons deal with Israel would provide 3,000 Hellfire missiles, 250 medium-range air-to-air missiles, 4,100 glide bombs and 50 BLU-113 "super penetrator" bombs designed to reach underground sites.


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