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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:42 PM

Pentagon to send radar, Patriot missiles to bolster Saudi defenses

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday it plans to send four radar systems, a battery of Patriot missiles and about 200 support personnel to bolster Saudi Arabia's defenses after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom's oil facilities this month.

The Pentagon's statement added details to the Pentagon's announcement on Friday about U.S. plans to deploy more forces to Saudi Arabia after the Sept. 14 attack on the world's biggest crude oil-processing facility, which Washington has blamed on Iran.

Still, the deployment is more limited than U.S. officials previously told Reuters was under consideration by the Trump administration following the attack on Saudi Arabia.

Reuters previously reported the Pentagon was considering keeping an aircraft carrier in the Gulf region indefinitely, as speculation mounts that the USS Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group will soon need to wind up its deployment.


Yeah Patriot Missiles are going to shoot down a low tech drone.

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