A $100 million deal sending 15 fast patrol boats to Kuwait received U.S. Department of State approval, marking an important step toward upgrading Middle East partner nation’s security, according to a Tuesday release. Read More
This post has been updated with additioonal information on production of the Saudi frigate.
Lockheed Martin has been awarded the first contract for a quartet of frigates the company is building as part of a $20 billion foreign military sales package to Saudi Arabia, USNI News has learned. Read More
Saudi Arabia is set to pull the trigger on a $6-billion deal to purchase four Lockheed Martin-built frigates based on the company’s Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, as part of a major Foreign Military Sales case, USNI News has learned. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The frigate Saudi Arabia will use as the backbone of its planned Eastern Fleet expansion will feature an expanded anti-air and anti-surface capability over the Lockheed Martin Freedom-class template, USNI News has learned. Read More
Four Lockheed Martin Freedom-class ship variants are set to form the backbone of the Royal Saudi Navy’s Eastern Fleet as part of a $11.25 billion foreign military sales case presented to Congress on Monday. Read More
The following is an Oct. 20, 2015 Defense Security Cooperation Agency notification to Congress on a $11.25 billion, four ship sale to Saudi Arabia. Read More
Congress has received notification of a potential $3 billon sale of 17 Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and support equipment to Japan, according to a Tuesday announcement from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Read More