The United States has approved a proposal to sell Israel more weapons, including naval guns and technical support worth an estimated $440 million.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement on Friday that the State Department agreed to allow the possible sale of 13 76mm naval guns to Tel Aviv.
The Pentagon agency said it had notified the Congress about the State Department’s decision
“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,” said the agency.
It also said that the equipment “will improve Israel’s capability to meet current and future threats in the defense of its borders and territorial waters.”
Tel Aviv previously requested to purchase naval guns, in addition to a variety of naval maintenance materials and technical support and supplies, Press TV reported.