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Saudi Arabia to receive first F-15SA

14th December 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Awad Mustafa in Manama


The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is set to receive this week the first batch of F-15SA aircraft from Boeing Defense.

The US congress was notified on October 2010 of Saudi Arabia's request for the $29.432 billion purchase of 84 F-15SA aircraft and upgrade of another 70 from their current fleet of F-15S. The announcement was made on Saturday by US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter at the International Institute of Strategic Studies annual Manama Dialogue.

‘Our security cooperation with Saudi Arabia goes back over six decades worth of building institutional capacity, honing interoperability and combating mutual threats,’ Carter said. 


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Awad Mustafa


Awad Mustafa

Based in Dubai, Awad has covered the Middle East defence beat for a number of …

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