Saudi Arabia Buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Totaling $1,4 Bn
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from US totaling $1,4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
According the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Nartin has been awarded $ $1,473,941,756 for the procurement of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor support items in support of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The value of this contract is increased from $3,9 billion to $5,3 billion.
The work will be performed in Dallas, Texas; Sunnyvale, California; Huntsville, Alabama; Camden, Arkansas; and Troy, Alabama. The period of performance is from July 19, 2019, through July 31, 2023.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in October 2017, the U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Saudi Arabia for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and related support, equipment and services for an estimated cost of $15 billion.
In the middle of April this year, Lockheed Martin was awarded with $2,5 billion contract for procurement of THAAD to Saudi arabia, which is a part of massive Saudi request for a possible sale of forty-four (44) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers, three hundred sixty (360) THAAD Interceptor Missiles, sixteen (16) THAAD Fire Control and Communications Mobile Tactical Station Group, seven (7) AN/TPY-2 THAAD radars.
The THAAD, formerly Theater High Altitude Area Defense, is an American anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to shoot down short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missiles in their terminal phase (descent or reentry) by intercepting with a hit-to-kill approach. It has a maximum firing of 200 km at an altitude of up to 150 km.
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Source: U.S. DoD