U.S. Approves Sale of Aircraft Follow-on Support and Services to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. State Department has approved a two possible Foreign Military Sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of aircraft follow-on support and services for an estimated total cost of $2.6 billion .

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of these possible sales on May 24, 2019.

Saudi Arabia has requested to buy follow-on logistics support and services for the Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft, engines, and weapons; publications and technical documentation; support equipment; spare and repair parts; repair and return; calibration support and test equipment; personnel equipment; U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support, and other related elements of program support.

The first sales package will see the procurement of equipment and spares for support of, but not limited to, F-5, F-15, KA-350, C-130, KC-130, E-3, RE-3, and KE-3 aircraft with an estimated program cost of $1.8 billion and the second package is for equipment and spares will be procured for support of, but not limited to, F-5, RG-5, F-15, C-130, KC-130, E-3, RE-3, and KE- 3 aircraft with estimated program cost of $800 million.

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