US Approves $500Mln Military Sale To Saudi Arabia To Support Copter Fleet - Pentagon


US Approves $500Mln Military Sale to Saudi Arabia to Support Copter Fleet - Pentagon

WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th September, 2021) The US Department of State has approved a possible $500 million sale to Saudi Arabia to provide maintenance services to the country's helicopter fleet, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of Continuation of Maintenance Support Services (MSS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $500 million," the release said on Thursday.

The maintenance support services contract supports Saudi fleet of Blackhawk, Bell and Schweizer helicopters, including the future fleet of Chinook helicopters, the release added.

The contract's vendor is not known at this time, according to the release.