A $1.6 billion arms deal has been concluded between the United States and Saudi Arabia, a Riyadh-based US diplomat told the Associated Press news service, on condition of anonymity.
According to the diplomat, the deal involves a three-year contract worth $1.6 billion for the maintenance of Saudi Arabia’s F-16 jet fighters. It will provide employment to 1,000 people.
The diplomat says that the deal also includes the modernization of the Saudi National Guard, which will receive 1,827 anti-tank rockets, tactical communications equipment and 132 armored vehicles. ¯ (Albawaba-MEBG)
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