Nazareth, 3 Sya’ban 1436/21 May 2015 (MINA) – The US. State Department and Pentagon approved massive weapons sale worth $1.9 billion to Israel, in a bid to boost Israel’s arms store.
The US State Department approved a massive sale of bombs and missiles worth $1.897 billion, pending final congressional authorization, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The pending package to Israel includes 3,000 Hellfire missiles for the air force’s helicopters.
The weapons deal will also significantly increase the Israeli Air Force’s precision munitions cache with hundreds of GPS and laser-guided bombs and missiles included in the package.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency a section of the Department of Defense said it submitted the required certification to Congress on May 18. If approved by the US legislature, Israel will receive the massive shipment, which among other tactical weapons includes 50 BLU-113 Super Penetrator and 700 BLU-109 Penetrator bunker buster missiles.
The statement claimed that “the United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to US national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability.” (T/P006/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)