US approves a $500 mn Foreign Military Sale to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition 33007151

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US approves a $500 mn Foreign Military Sale to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition
The United States State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million, the US Defense Security and Cooperation announced on Wednesday, July 30th.
US approves 500 mn Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for ammunition 640 001Saudi Arabia i.a. ordered 60,000 M107 155mm High Explosive Projectiles
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of (1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, (60,000) M456A1 105mm High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT-T) Cartridges, and (60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive (HE) Projectiles. Additional items included are M62 7.62mm 4 Ball/1 Tracer Linked Cartridges, .50 Cal Linked Cartridges (4 Armor Piercing Incendiary (API)/1 Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (API-T)), M792 25mm High Explosive Incendiary Tracer (HEI-T) Cartridges, M789 30mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, M889A2 81mm High Explosive (HE) Cartridges with M783 Fuzes, 2.75 Inch Rockets with M151 High Explosive (HE) Warhead and Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, 105mm High Explosive (HE) M1 Cartridges without Fuzes, M557 Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, M4A2 155mm Propellant Charges, M3A1 155mm Propellant Charges, M82 Percussion Primers, M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes, M18A/M18A1 Claymore Mines, M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades, and Guided Precision Aerial Delivery System (GPADS). Also included are spare and repair parts, lot validation, publications and technical documentation, personnel training/training equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical/logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $500 million.

"The proposed sale will resupply the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) with the munitions it needs to continue to protect Saudi Arabia’s southern border from ongoing attacks by hostile Houthi militia and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula forces," said the DSCA.

The principal contractor for GPADS will be Airborne Systems North America in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The remaining items will be procured from a combination of Army stocks and new procurement. The principal contractors for these items are unknown at this time.