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Saudi Arabia requests PTDS from US

24th January 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US State Department has made a determination approving a $525 million foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) aerostats, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 23 January.

Saudi Arabia has requested ten 74K PTDS aerostats, 14 ground moving target indicator radars, 26 MX-20 electro-optic infrared cameras and ten communications intelligence sensors.

The request also includes mooring systems, ground control systems, support and test equipment, and basic issue items. 

Saudi Arabia has requested the equipmet to improve its abilities to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure.

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