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02:07 PM, May 24, 2017
US Approves US$250 Million Saudi Navy Training Program
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The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale estimated $250 million to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for a Navy blanket order training program.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested the continuation of a naval blanket order training program inside and outside of Saudi Arabia that includes, but is not limited to English Language training, professional military education, technical training, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced in a press release Tuesday.

The prime contractor will be Kratos Defense & Security Solutions of San Diego, CA.

The proposed sale will enable Saudi Arabia and the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF) to maintain military performance levels and provide an increased ability to meet current and future maritime threats, the release states.

The training with the RSNF will enhance interoperability with the United States and other coalition maritime forces, it said.