US defense firm S&K Aerospace receives $559M contract for Saudi F-15s

S&K Aerospace has been awarded a $559 million contract for supply, maintenance and facility services for the Royal Saudi Air Force’s F-15 fighter fleet, the Department of Defense announced on Friday.

The contract provides for consumables, parts and maintenance of print on demand parts facilities for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s F-15 program, including all F-15 C/D/S/SA fleets.

The work will be completed in Saudi Arabia and is expected to run through March 31, 2023. The contract falls under foreign military sales to the KSA.

The F-15 is one of the primary fighter aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force. The F-15SA variant of the plane currently being delivered to Saudi Arabia is considered the most advanced version of the F-15 produced so far.

The fighter has upgraded avionics, electronics warfare systems and a greater payload, and over 150 F-15 SA’s are expected to be delivered over the next several years.

According to an earlier report by UPI, another US defense firm Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a $3.8 billion contract for the manufacturing and support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the Kingdom.

The planned multi-year production run of Black Hawks, was announced on June 30 by the Department of Defense.

The contract also falls under foreign military sales to the KSA.

The primary export model for delivery to the KSA is the S-79 Desert Hawk for the Royal Saudi Land Forces.The KSA is the the largest buyer of U.S. arms in the world. Potential arms deals totaling over $100 billion are still under negotiation.

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