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.
Saudi Arabia has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin to purchase four Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships worth US$6 billion. The deal is a part of overall $110-billion foreign military sale, and is expected to be announced during President Donald Trumps visit to Riyadh Saturday
Saudi Arabia plans to produce 16000 items for its armed forces locally by 2020. The long-term goal would be to focus on producing at least 50 percent of critical items used by the armed forces by 2030, Maj
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale estimated $750 million to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an air force blanket order training program. The training for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and other Saudi forces will include such subjects as civilian casualty avoidance, the law of armed conflict, human rights command and control, and targeting via MTTs and/or broader Programs of Instruction (POIs), DSCA said in a press release
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