A Saudi Arabian electronics firm, Riyadh based Advanced Electronics Co., has won a $12.3 million US DoD contract to install locally-made Cyber Protection System (CPS) on the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) F-15SA fighter jets.
“The scope of this contract effort will include custom contractor-developed training and original equipment manufacturer training. This is a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) acquisition between the U.S. government and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” a US DoD release said Tuesday
This FMS is for the total package of acquisition and fielding of 84 F-15A aircraft; the upgrade of 70 F-15SA aircraft to the F-154SA configuration; the procurement of associated equipment, weapons and spares; and the construction, refurbishment and infrastructure improvements of support facilities for the F-15SA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Work will be performed at RSAF facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is expected to be completed by June 1, 2022. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition and FMS funds in the full amount will be obligated at the time of the award.Total cumulative face value of the contract is $165,863,230.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.The C-band satellites are set to launch in 2022.