Saudi Arabia will be buying 10 Sikorsky SeaHawk MH60R multi-mission helicopters equipped with Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) and Hellfire II missiles from US for $1.9 billion.
The US Defense Security Co-operation Agency announced Wednesday that it has approved the sale.
The sale includes Multi-Mode radars, 24 T-700 GE 401 C engines, 12 APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe transponders, 14 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems Forward Looking Infrared Radars, 26 Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module, 1000 sonobuoys, 38 Hellfire II missiles, 5 Captive Air Training missiles, 380 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System rockets and crew served weapons.
The principal contractors will be Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Saudi Arabia has overtaken India to become the world's biggest weapons importer in 2014, research company IHS said on Sunday. Saudi imports rose by 54 per cent between 2013 and 2014, and based on planned deliveries imports will grow 52 per cent to $9
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Saudi Arabia has signed a contract to buy an unknown number of Wing Loong medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles from China, according to the Global Times. Also known as the Pterodactyl I, the Chinese drones are said to be designed along the lines of the MQ-1 Predator with surveillance capabilities and the ability to carry two matched air-to-surface missiles
Lockheed Martin, Textron are major contenders to have offered to buy Sikorsky Aircraft. The Stratford-based helicopter manufacturer could be valued at $8 billion and the decision for the sell-out is likely by the end of this month
Sikorsky Aircraft announced Friday that it has delivered six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters to the Canadian government during an acceptance celebration. The six helicopters represent the first of 28 Cyclone aircraft that Sikorsky will deliver to the Canadian Armed Forces to perform a full range of anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and utility missions in various environments
Saudi Arabia has purchased four C295W medium transport and surveillance aircraft after carrying our complete evaluation, Airbus Defense and Space said at the Paris air show on Tuesday. “The C295W is joining the Airbus A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) and CN235 transports previously ordered by Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has used patriot missile system to intercept a Scud missile, which was fired by rebel forces in Yemen on Saturday. The country's official news agency reported that the Scud was fired on Saturday morning at the city of Khamees Mushait in the kingdom's southwest and was intercepted by two Patriot missiles
Saudi Arabia to become fifth largest defence spender as the nation has been spending increasingly in the military sector to combat the volatile security situation in the Middle East. Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) has predicted that the Saudis military expenditure will reach US$56
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