Sikorsky was awarded a $3.7 billion FMS contract for assembling Black Hawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia in a multi-year production effort.
The contract includes associated services for program system management, engineering, technical data and publications and is expected to complete by June 30, 2022, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday.
The contract is part of $6 billion deal to assemble 150 Black Hawks. A series of US-Saudi arms deals were announced on 20 May this year during US President Donald Trump first visit to Saudi Arabia.
Trump signed multiple contracts to a tune of $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia effective immediately — plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years.
According to the State Department, the sales fall into five broad categories, including border security and counterterrorism; air force modernization; air and missile defense; maritime and coastal security; and cyber-security and communications upgrades.
The US Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's $500m sale of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs) for use in Yemen by Saudi Arabian Air Force (SAAF). The Senate voted 53-47 to defeat a resolution of disapproval that had been offered by a group of bi-partisan senators against the precision-bombs sale
WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform that published the leaked email of ex-state Secretary Hilllary Clintons email states that the US authorities had knowledge of Qatar as well as Saudi Arabia backing terrorists operation in the Middle East. The e-mail published late on Monday was dated by August 2014 and was addressed to John Podesta, then-counselor to President Barack Obama
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
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale worth $662 million to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 26 AN/TPQ-53(V) radar systems and related support. Saudi Arabia intends to use Lockheed Martin manufactured AN/TPQ-53(V) radars to enhance its border security and modernize its armed forces with a more current capability to locate and counter the source of incoming ballistic artillery, rockets, and mortars, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency press release said
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
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has completed qualification to military standards of a comprehensive weapons system for S-70M / S-70i Black Hawk helicopters. Fully integrated with the aircraft's existing avionics, the system allows either pilot to place munitions quickly from forward firing guns, rocket pods and laser-designated air-to-ground missile launchers onto static or moving targets with high accuracy
The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has been awarded foreign military sales contract worth $193.8 million to supply 17 UH-60M Black Hawks, medium-lift, rotary-wing helicopters, to Saudi Arabia, the US Department of Defense announced Thursday
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System (BPS). LifePort provides standard Bell 412 armor configurations for the cockpit floor, crew seats, cabin floor, and crew side wall areas
Sikorsky is being awarded $303.9 million modification contract for the Lot I low-rate initial production of two CH-53K Heavy Lift helicopters for the US Navy
Boeing has received a US$223.5 million Foreign Military Sales contract to provide Saudi Arabia with upgraded Chinook multipurpose CH-47F helicopters, the US DoD announced
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