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Saudi Arabia seeks training FMS

8th June 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential blanket training foreign military sale to the government of Saudi Arabia, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 5 June.

The estimated cost of the package, which includes training for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) and other Saudi forces, is $750 million.

Saudi Arabia has requested the continuation of a blanket order training programme, including flight training, technical training, professional military education, specialised training, mobile training teams (MTTs), and English language training.

Training will include subjects such as civilian casualty avoidance, the law of armed conflict, human rights command and control and targeting via MTTs and/or broader programmes of instruction.

Assisting the RSAF supports Saudi Arabia in deterring hostile actions and increases US-Saudi Arabia military interoperability. It also helps its ability to work with coalition partners during training, exercises, and operations.

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