Thursday, October 21, 2010

Saudi Arabia to Purchase – AH-64D APACHE, UH-60M BLACKHAWK, AH-6i Light Attack and MD-530F Helicopters

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia of:

36 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters
72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters
36 AH-6i Light Attack Helicopters
12 MD-530F Light Turbine Helicopters
243 T700-GE-701D Engines
40 Modernized Targeting Acquisition and Designation Systems/Pilot
Night Vision Sensors
20 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars with Radar Electronics Unit
20 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer
171 AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Sets
171 AN/AVR-2B Laser Warning Sets
171 AAR-57(V)3/5 Common Missile Warning Systems
318 Improved Countermeasures Dispensers
40 Wescam MX-15Di (AN/AAQ-35) Sight/Targeting Sensors
40 GAU-19/A 12.7mm (.50 caliber) Gatling Guns
108 Improved Helmet Display Sight Systems
52 30mm Automatic Weapons
18 Aircraft Ground Power Units
168 M240H Machine Guns
300 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
421 M310 A1 Modernized Launchers
158 M299 HELLFIRE Longbow Missile Launchers
2,592 AGM-114R HELLFIRE II Missiles
1,229 AN/PRQ-7 Combat Survivor Evader Locators
4 BS-1 Enhanced Terminal Voice Switches
4 Digital Airport Surveillance Radars
4 Fixed-Base Precision Approach Radar
4 DoD Advanced Automation Service
4 Digital Voice Recording System

Also included are trainers, simulators, generators, munitions, design and construction, transportation, wheeled vehicles and organization equipment, tools and test equipment, communication equipment, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, GPS/INS, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $25.6 billion.


The Saudi Arabian National Guard will use the AH-64D for its national security and protecting its borders and oil infrastructure. The proposed sale will provide for the defense of vital installations and will provide close air support for the Saudi military ground forces. This sale also will increase the Saudi National Guard’s APACHE sustainability and interoperability with the U.S. Army, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, and other coalition forces.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia of:

24 AH-64D Block III APACHE Longbow Helicopters
58 T700-GE-701D Engines
27 Modernized Targeting Acquisition and Designation Systems/Pilot
Night Vision Sensors
10 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars with Radar Electronics Unit
(Longbow Component)
10 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer
27 AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Sets
27 AN/AVR-2B Laser Warning Sets
27 AAR-57(V)3/5 Common Missile Warning Systems
54 Improved Countermeasures Dispensers
28 30mm Automatic Weapons
6 Aircraft Ground Power Units
48 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
106 M299A1 HELLFIRE Longbow Missile Launchers
24 HELLFIRE Training Missiles
1,536 AGM-114R HELLFIRE II Missiles
4,000 2.75 in 70mm Laser Guided Rockets
307 AN/PRQ-7 Combat Survivor Evader Locators
1 BS-1 Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch
1 Fixed-Base Precision Approach Radar
1 Digital Airport Surveillance Radar
1 DoD Advanced Automation Service
1 Digital Voice Recording System

Also included are trainers, simulators, generators, training munitions, design and construction, transportation, tools and test equipment, ground and air based SATCOM and line of sight communication equipment, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, GPS/INS, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $3.3 billion.The Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) will use the AH-64D for its national security and to protect its borders and vital installations.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia of:

10 AH-64D Block III APACHE Longbow Helicopters
28 T700-GE-701D Engines
13 Modernized Targeting Acquisition and Designation Systems/Pilot
Night Vision Sensors
7 AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars with Radar Electronics Unit
(Longbow Component)
7 AN/APR-48A Radar Frequency Interferometer
13 AN/APR-39 Radar Signal Detecting Sets
13 AN/AVR-2B Laser Warning Sets
13 AAR-57(V)3/5 Common Missile Warning Systems
26 Improved Countermeasures Dispensers
26 Improved Helmet Display Sight Systems
14 30mm Automatic Weapons
6 Aircraft Ground Power Units
14 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
640 AGM-114R HELLFIRE II Missiles
2,000 2.75 in 70mm Laser Guided Rockets
307 AN/PRQ-7 Combat Survivor Evader Locators
1 BS-1 Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch
1 Fixed-Base Precision Approach Radar
1 Digital Airport Surveillance Radar
1 DoD Advanced Automation Service
1 Digital Voice Recording System

Also included are trainers, simulators, generators, training munitions, design and construction, transportation, tools and test equipment, ground and air based SATCOM and line of sight communication equipment, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, GPS/INS, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $2.223 billion.The Saudi Arabian Royal Guard will use the AH-64D to improve its ability to effectively protect its borders, and vital installations.

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