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Author Topic: Saudi Arabia's Shopping Spree  (Read 2669 times)
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« on: August 02, 2006, 10:08:47 PM »

Actually, just sell them Shermans.. or maybe even the older MK Is used in WWI.

That would go a long way keeping the peace in the Middle East.

Defense Industry Daily recently reported that in late July, the US DSCA informed Congress that Government of Saudi Arabia wishes to purchase 58 M1A1 Abrams tanks, then upgrade these M1A1s along with its existing 315 M1A2 Abrams tanks to the M1A2S (Saudi) Abrams configuration. The sale will include kits, spare and repair parts, communications and support equipment, publications and technical data, personnel training and training equipment, contractor engineering and technical support services and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $2.9 billion. This contract also dovetails well with their recent $276 million Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Agreement, which ensures support and spare parts for their American-made land equipment.

Additionally, the Saudis have offered $350 million for 24 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters plus support, $276 million covering spare parts for American vehicles, and a $2.9 billion program to upgrade and enlarge its M1 Abrams tank fleet, Saudi Arabia is also patronizing American defense companies to upgrade 2 Aviation Battalion's helicopters at King Khalid Military City from AH-64A Apache to AH-64D Apache Longbow configuration.

The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $400 million.

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