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Intel: Trump administration to propose $3 billion drone sale to UAE

News of the proposal comes a week after the administration informally notified Congress of its intent to sell F-35 fighter jets to Abu Dhabi.
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The Trump administration has informally notified Congress of its intent to sell some $2.9 worth of potentially armed MQ-9B Reaper drones to the United Arab Emirates. The proposed sale, reported by Reuters, would include maritime radar.

Why it matters:  The notification comes a week after the State Department informally notified Congress of a plan to sell dozens of advanced F-35 fighter aircraft to the UAE, a move administration officials have said was enabled by the Emirates’ normalization of ties with Israel.

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