|Saudi Arabia to Acquire Up-Armored High Mobility Vehicles|
|Mon, 31 October 2011 08:58|
On 26 October, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 124 M1151A1-B1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 99 M1152A1-B2 Up-Armored HMMWVs and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $33 million.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 124 M1151A1-B1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and 99 M1152A1-B2 Up-Armored HMMWVs, with supplemental armor kits, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
The proposed sale will provide a highly mobile and light combat vehicle capability enabling the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) to rapidly engage and defeat perimeter security threats and readily employ counter and anti-terrorism measures. The RSLF already has HMMWVs in its inventory and will have no difficulty absorbing these vehicles.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region according to DSCA.
Source: Defense Security Cooperation Agency - DSCA