Saudis request more TOWs

23 March 2018

The US State Department has approved a Saudi request for another 6,696 Raytheon BGM-71F TOW 2B anti-tank missiles worth an estimated USD670 million, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 22 March.

This follows a December 2009 DSCA notification covering 2,742 BGM-71E TOW 2A missiles for the Saudi Arabian National Guard at an estimated cost of USD177 million.

Another DSCA notification in December 2013 said Saudi Arabia had requested 9,741 TOW 2A and 4,194 TOW 2B missiles worth an estimated USD900 million.

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