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UAE confirms F-35 agreement inked with Trump administration

The weapons package, which includes dozens of the stealth fighter jets, drones and other munitions, is valued at $23 billion.

The United Arab Emirates has confirmed that it finalized an eleventh-hour agreement with the Trump administration this week to buy $23 billion worth of F-35 fighter jets and other advanced weaponry.

The Gulf country inked letters of agreement with the US government for the aircraft the day before President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Emirati Embassy in Washington said in a statement Thursday.  The letters covered the "costs, technical specifications and anticipated delivery schedules" of the defense package. 

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