U.S. State Department announces approval of military deal with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. / RIYADH – The U.S. State Department announced its approval of a military deal with Saudi Arabia to continue technical maintenance services for U.S.-made helicopters used by the Saudi Army and supply the appropriate equipment worth approximately $ 500 million.

According to the Pentagon, the deal covers maintenance for six types of helicopters.

Both the State Department and the Pentagon stated that the agreement will contribute to achieving the foreign policy and national security objectives of both the U.S. and its Middle Eastern allies.

Final approval of the deal requires the consent of the U.S. Congress.