U.S. approves $1.29 billion arms deal with Saudi ArabiaStaff writer ▼ | November 17, 2015
The US State Department announced the approval of a military sale to the government of Saudi Arabia for air-to-ground munitions and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.29 billion.
Defense Air-to-ground munitions and associated equipment
It is noted that the purchase replenishes the Royal Saudi Air Force’s (RSAF) current weapons supplies, which are becoming depleted due to the high operational tempo in multiple counter-terrorism operations.
The purchase of these munitions rebuilds war reserves and provides options for future contingencies, it clarified.
The proposed sale augments Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats from potential adversaries during combat operations. Providing these defense articles supports Saudi Arabian defense missions and promotes stability in the region. ■