Lockheed Martin has won $22.7 million modification contract to exercise an option for class services in support of Littoral Combat Ship program for Saudi Arabia.
Work is expected to be completed by July 2018, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday.
In May this year, Saudi Arabia agreed to a $6-billion deal to purchase four Lockheed Martin-built frigates based on the company’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, as part of a major Foreign Military Sales.
The primary difference between the Freedom-class and the Saudi-variant is the lack of modular mission space found in the U.S. version of the Littoral Combat Ship.
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