Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Get $300 Million US Spares Package

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Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Get $300 Million US Spares Package
Saudi M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Get $300 Million US Spares Package

The US State Department has approved a $300 million worth spares package to maintain Saudi Arabia’s fleet of M1A2 Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and other armoured vehicles.

According to Defense Security Cooperation Agency press release, Saudi Arabia has requested a possible purchase of a new Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II to provide funds for blanket order requisitions under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Agreement (CLSSA) for common spares/repair parts to support Saudi Arabia’s fleet of M1A2 Abrams tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), M198 Towed Howitzers, additional support, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

The primary objective of this proposed sale is to allow the Royal Saudi Land Forces Ordnance Corps to continue to purchase needed spare/repair parts to maintain Saudi Arabia’s fleet of M1A2 Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs), M198 Towed Howitzers, additional support vehicles and other related logistics support as part of the Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement (CLSSA) program, the release states.

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