The State Department has approved a potential $250 million deal with Kuwait to provide ammunition for the country’s fleet of M1A2 Abrams tanks.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Tuesday of the new foreign military sale.

An M1A2 main battle tank assigned to 1st Battalion, 35nd Armored Regiment breaches obstacles during AWA 17.1 at Fort Bliss on Oct. 21, 2016. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Frederick Poirier, 55th Combat Camera)

Under the deal, Kuwait would receive operational and training ammunition, grenades, containers and support and test equipment for its fleet of 218 Abrams tanks.

“The proposed sale will improve Kuwait’s ability to meet current and future regional threats by enabling continued employment of the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank and supporting modernization of the country’s tank fleet. This sale will provide an effective ability to deter and defend against land-based threats, enhancing Kuwait’s ability to protect border regions and key land-based infrastructure,” DSCA officials wrote in a statement.

The prime contractor for the proposed FMS is General Dynamics [GD], which also builds the M1A2 Abrams.