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U.S. Air Force nuclear-capable bombers flew patrol mission across Middle East

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The U.S. Central Command has confirmed that a pair of U.S. Air Force nuclear-capable B-52H “Stratofortresses” flew a multinational patrol mission across the Middle East to deter aggression and reassure partners and allies of the U.S. military’s commitment to security in the region. Multiple partner nations and U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft accompanied the U.S. bombers at different points during the flight, including Israel, Saudi Arabia […]

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Saudi Arabia awards contract to Science Technology for Eagle unmanned aircraft

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Science Technology company announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $266 million (1 billion riyals) to produce a new Eagle unmanned aircraft. The contract award from the Ministry of Defense – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enables the company to launch production and delivery of new Eagle unmanned aircraft for the Royal Saudi Armed Forces. Approximately one year […]

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Saudi Arabia partners South Korea on production of Biho II air defense system

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Saudi Arabia’s Science Technology company has announced a partnership with South Korean Hanwha Defense through which the Middle East country will produce a new Biho II air defense system. As noted by the company, Science Technology will produce the latest version of the Biho II mobile air defense system, which has a turret with 30mm cannon […]

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Saudi fighter jets escort U.S. B-52 heavy bombers amid Iranian activity in region

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Saudi Royal Air Force fighter jets escorted the U.S. Air Force B-52 heavy bombers over the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility Jan. 7, 2021. According to a recent service news release, Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force F-15SA fighter jets escorted U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base with F-16 Fighting […]

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Boeing receives $21.6 million for support conversion of Saudi F-15S fighters

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The U.S. Department of Defense has contracted American plane-maker Boeing for support conversion of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S into an F-15SA fighter aircraft. The contract, announced on Monday, calls for support for the conversion of the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15S into an F-15SA aircraft, which includes program management, reach-back support for the […]

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Saudi Arabia receives final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has announced that Saudi Arabia has received into service its final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft. The details were given in an 11 December media release, to announce the final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft were delivered to the Royal Saudi Air Force – a key milestone supporting the […]

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Saudi Arabia receives final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft

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The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has announced that Saudi Arabia has received into service its final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft. The details were given in an 11 December media release, to announce the final F-15SA advanced fighter aircraft were delivered to the Royal Saudi Air Force – a key milestone supporting the […]

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Boeing gets $9,8 billion contract for F-15 support for Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. Department of Defense just awarded aerospace giant Boeing a contract worth nearly $10 billion for F-15 fighter jet support for Saudi Arabia.  The award, announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday, covers modernization and sustainment of the F-15 Royal Saudi Air Force fleet to include such efforts as hardware, software, and […]

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U.S. Air Force deployed F-16C Fighting Falcons to Saudi Arabia

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The U.S. Air Force said in a statement that a contingent of F-16C Fighting Falcons and support personnel from the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to a statement, the squadron, known by the nickname “Gamblers,” will play a key role in supporting the 378th Air […]

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Pentagon awards $2.3 billion contract for advanced missile defense radars

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded a massive production contract to Raytheon Missiles & Defense, worth up to $2.3 billion, for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radars. The AN/TYP-2 system, commonly referred to as “Tippy-two,” is a part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to […]

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