Skip to comments.White House Announces Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
Posted on 12/29/2011 12:44:01 PM PST by Nachum
The White House announced on Thursday a major arms sale deal to Saudi Arabia worth around 29.4 billion dollars.
"The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have signed a government-to-government agreement under the Foreign Military Sales program to provide advanced F-15SA combat aircraft to the Royal Saudi Air Force," White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest said in a statement.
The agreement includes production of 84 new aircraft and the modernization of 70 existing aircraft, as well as munitions, spare parts, training, maintenance and logistics, according to the statement.
"This agreement reinforces the strong and enduring relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and demonstrates the U. S. commitment to a strong Saudi defense capability as a key component to regional security," it said.
The deal was part of an arms sale package the Obama administration announced more than a year ago. In October 2010, the White House said it planned to sell 60 billion dollars of military equipment to Saudi Arabia over 15 to 20 years, which would be the single largest military sale in U.S. history.
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Saudis must have out bid the Mexican drug cartels.
We all know what or who they will be used against. A nightmare lives in our WH.
Arms are bad enough, but if they try selling asses to Saudi Arabia, well that would just stink.
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Brings “hoisted on your own petard” to an international level.
Oh this should turn out real good, for them, not us. Do these items have secret off switches so our country can turn them off when they decide to attack us? Where are the protests? This should be protested.
Why do we arm and feed people who want us dead? Saudi Arabia is not our friend. I don’t care what the fools on TV say.
Saudi Arabia-NOT to be trusted!
Have we already coorinated them to aim in our direction?
Everyone gets guns but American citizens.... Obama policies