Arms Sales to Switzerland, Lithuania, and Belgium Approved

The countries seek to modernize and strengthen their defense.

The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales to Switzerland, Lithuania, and Belgium.  

The $700 million sale to Switzerland will assist the neutral nation in modernizing its Air Force over the next seven years. Up to 72 Lockheed-Martin Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement Missiles are included in the sale, as well as technical training, and logistical and technical support. 

Lithuania will acquire eight Lockheed-Martin High Mobility Artillery Rocket System Launchers, plus 36 guided multiple rocket launch systems through the approved $495 million sale. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency stated that the weapons will “support the modernization of Lithuania’s military and deter regional threats.” 

Belgium’s $380 million purchase will include 120 air-to-air missiles that it will use in maintaining its F-16 and F-35 fleets in combat-ready status. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary of State Blinken to seek God’s wisdom as he leads U.S. diplomatic efforts.
  • For State Department officials as they review arms sales and other international agreements.
  • For discernment for the president and his administration as military equipment sales and assistance are provided to allies.

Sources: Defense News, Financial Times, Real Clear Defense 


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