Saudi Arabia plans to buy $1.1 billion in command and control, communications and intelligence systems from the U.S. in a bid to help bolster regional security in the Middle Eastern country.
The Saudi navy plans to acquire the technology for its vessels responsible for protecting the country’s coastline, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday in a notification to Congress.
Items covered in the proposal include Link–16 multifunction information distribution system low-volume terminals, commercial satellite communications, CENTRIXS, related parts and equipment; maintenance support, training and logistics.
The Space and Naval Warfare Weapons Command will manage the acquisition and integration of all systems of the proposed sale.
DSCA expects implementation to take 10 years and a 14-person support team comprised of government and contractor personnel.