US approves sale of 15 patrol boats to Kuwait

The US state department has approved the possible sale of 15 fast patrol boats to Kuwait under a contract worth an estimated $100 million.

According to an announcement from the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Kuwait government requested the sale of fifteen fast patrol boats outfitted with two .50 caliber machine guns each.

Kuwait ordered a total of 36 machine guns, thirty installed and six spares.

The boats would be built by Vigor subsidiary Kvichak at their Kent, Washington, site. Kuwait intends to use the boats for patrol, interdiction, and maritime protection.

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