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Kuwait
 
Background
 
Kuwait is an Arab country in the Persian Gulf bordering Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kuwait has a strategic partnership with the US and has received military and defense technical assistance and is an important ally in the US' fight against international terrorism. 
 
Current Development
 
As a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which has been tasked with forming a regional ballistic missile defense shield, Kuwait is working with Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates to achieve this goal.  In 2007, Kuwait negotiated a key FMS case with a $148 million contract to upgrade its six Patriot radars to the Configuration-3 version.

Capabilities
 
Kuwait is equipped with land based PAC-3 Patriot missiles. In 2009 and 2012 Kuwait successfully executed two live fire patriot tests on its own soil. Kuwait has followed up with requests for two more patriot batteries and 100 missiles signally its recognition of the growing threat from Iran. 



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