Pentagon: 1,000 US missiles for Saudi Arabia

The American Boeing Company has signed a contract with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia worth more than two billion US dollars, under which the company will deliver 1,000 air-to-surface missiles to Saudi Arabia.

The Pentagon said that Boeing will supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with more than 1,000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles with a value of more than $ 2 billion.

The Pentagon indicated that the first contract would be worth $ 1.97 billion, and related to the modernization of SLAM ER cruise missiles, and that 650 new missiles would be delivered "in support of the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

The contract is scheduled to be completed by December 2028.

SLAM ER is a GPS-guided air-to-surface missile with a range of up to 155 nautical miles.

The Pentagon also announced a contract worth more than $ 650 million, to deliver 467 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles, including 400 to Saudi Arabia.

In a separate statement, Boeing said the new contracts would ensure the continuation of the "Harpoon" program until 2026, and restart the "SLAM ER" production line.

The rest of the missiles will be delivered to Brazil, Qatar and Thailand, and support equipment will be delivered to India, Japan, the Netherlands and South Korea, according to the statement.



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