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The State Department has approved a Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia involving the modernization of RE-3A Tactical Airborne Surveillance System Aircraft and related equipment, estimated at $582 million.
Saudi Arabia’s request includes hardware and software modifications to its RE-3A TASS aircraft, with an array of advanced equipment such as GPS/INS security devices, L3Harris BlackRock Communications Intelligence Sensor Suites, and various secure communication terminals and systems. The package also encompasses integrated electronic and signals intelligence systems, radios, precision navigation devices, support equipment, spare and repair parts, as well as US Government and contractor engineering and logistics services.
L3 Technologies, based in Greenville, TX, is identified as the principal contractor for this deal, with no known offset agreements proposed. Implementing this sale will not necessitate additional US Government or contractor representatives in Saudi Arabia.
According to the State Department, the proposed sale aims to enhance Saudi Arabia’s surveillance capabilities to address regional threats, strengthen homeland defense, and improve interoperability with US forces and Gulf partners.