L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems has won a $37.3 million US Army contract to provide Saudi Arabia with more than 38,000 M734A1 multi-option fuses and 165,000 point detonating fuses.
"L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems [of] Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded a $37.3 million… foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia)…[for] 38,284 M734A1 multi-option fuses; and… 165,426 M783 point detonating/delay fuses," the US department of defense announced Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the US State Department approved the resumption of weapons sales to Riyadh, thus signaling that the new Trump administration would seek closer ties with Saudi Arabia.
Last week, President Donald Trump hosted Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.
Boeing has been awarded a contract worth $3.2 billion to produce Apache attack helicopters for Saudi Arabia
Pakistan is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to defend the kingdom amid growing concern over threats from ISIL militants and Houthi rebels. Islamabad and Saudi Arabia have long had a close military and security relationship, with troops from Pakistan's large and combat-hardened army regularly deployed for training Saudi soldiers
India and Saudi Arabia are considering possibilities of joint production in defence industry. As India is readying itself to receive King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud later this year, Secretary (Economic Relations) Amar Sinha, at an event today, said India-Saudi Arabia relations were growing rapidly beyond the field of energy with both countries in talks to explore joint production
Boeing has won a $46.3 million contract to provide support services for the fleet of F-15SA Eagle fighter-bombers operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force
Saudi Arabia was every defence contractor's dream market- with no offsets clause and no local industry to provide servicing and spares, contractors raked in billions in after-sales service and life-cycle support. However, all that is about to change with the announcement of a new company, the state-sponsored Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) which will establish joint ventures with foreign companies to make equipment, systems and spares
Saudi Arabian military helicopter crashed yesterday while carrying out operational duties in the province of Marib in Yemen, killing at least 12 personnel. Four officers and eight non-commissioned officers from the Saudi armed forces were reportedly killed when a Black Hawk helicopter went down, Saudi news agency SPA reported Tuesday
The Saudi-led coalition missed target in an airstrike in Yemens Hajah directorate on Aug. 30, 2015, an investigation by the coalitions Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) report stated
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