The United Arab Emirates’ military said on Tuesday it was buying laser-guided missiles from US-based Raytheon Co (RTN.N) in a deal worth 2.5 billion dirhams ($684.4 million).

Major General Staff Pilot Ishaq Saleh al-Balushi told a news conference at the Dubai Airshow the armed forces was buying GBU-12 and GBU-10 Paveway laser-guided bomb kits.