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U.S. approves $1.29 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Staff 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.
Saudi Arabia army
Defense   Air-to-ground munitions and associated equipment
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said it has delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 13, 2015.

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.


 

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