State Dept. Approves $107Mln Sale Of Amphibious Assault Vehicles To Spain - Defense Agency

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State Dept. Approves $107Mln Sale of Amphibious Assault Vehicles to Spain - Defense Agency

The US Department of State has approved the sale of Assault Amphibious Vehicles costing more than $100 million to Spain, a NATO ally, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a news release on Friday

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) The US Department of State has approved the sale of Assault Amphibious Vehicles costing more than $100 million to Spain, a NATO ally, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a news release on Friday.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of Assault Amphibious Vehicles ... for an estimated cost of $107 million," the DSCA said. "The ... Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 14."

The Government of Spain has requested to buy eight Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Personnel (AAVP-7A1), two Assault Amphibious Vehicles, Command (AAVC-7A1) and one (1) Assault Amphibious Vehicle, Recovery (AAVR-7A1), the release stated.

"The proposed addition of these 11 vehicles to Spain's fleet will afford more flexibility and maintain Spain's expeditionary capability to counter regional threats and continue to enhance stability in the region," the DSCA said.

Spain currently operates 19 Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs) and will have no difficulty absorbing the additional vehicles, the release added.

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