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UAE inks deal to buy 50 F-35s, 18 advanced drones from US — report

The United Arab Emirates has inked a deal with the US to buy 50 F-35 stealth fighter jets and 18 armed Reaper drones, Reuters reports.

Citing people familiar with the matter, the news agency says the countries were working to seal the deal before US President Joe Biden took office.

Incoming Biden administration officials have said they’ll review the weapons sale, which was announced after the UAE and Israel agreed to normalize ties.

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