Saudi THAAD, Patriot Missiles to get Order U.S.-made Information Distribution Systems

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Saudi THAAD, Patriot Missiles to get Order U.S.-made Information Distribution Systems
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)

The U.S. State Department has greenlit the sale to Saudi Arabia of Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Low Volume Terminals (MIDS-LVT) and related equipment for $23.7 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested to buy 31 MIDS-LVT Block Upgrade 2 (BU2), that will be added to a previously implemented case. The original FMS case, valued at $3 million, included 11 MIDS-LVT Block Upgrade 1 (BU1). Therefore, this notification is for a total of 11 MIDS-LVT Block Upgrade 1 (BU1) and 31 MIDS-LVT BU2. Also included is communications equipment; support equipment; engineering and technical support and assistance; training; and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractor is undetermined as there will a competitive contractual award process after LOA implementation. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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