US Inks Deal To Update Saudi’s Artillery For $1.31 Billion

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Washington (April 06, 2018): The United States inks perhaps the world’s biggest arms  contract on Thursday to sell Saudi Arabia 180 self-propelled artillery systems for $1.31 billion.

According to the statement, the latest deal will see Saudi Arabia buy 180 M109A5/A6 medium self-propelled howitzers and equipment to convert these into the M109A6 Paladin artillery system.Separately, the US also approved a $2.5 billion deal to sell NATO ally Germany four MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance drones.

When US President Donald Trump visited Riyadh last year he boasted that the desert kingdom would spend $110 billion on US equipment and the howitzer contract is one more step towards that goal.Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, is coming to the end of a three-week US tour that has been dotted with similar signs of his close ties with Trump’s Washington.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv

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