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World Boeing wins two huge contracts to deliver more than 1,000 missiles to Riyadh

12:52  14 may  2020
12:52  14 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Boeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $ 2 billion for the delivery of more than 1 , 000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Wednesday. A first contract , worth .97 billion, is for the modernization of SLAM ER cruise missiles as well as delivery

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Boeing has won two contracts for a total more than $ 2 billion to deliver more than 1,000 surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon announced on Wednesday May 13.

A first contract worth more than $ 1.722 billion relates to the modernization of the cruise missile SLAM ER from Boeing Defense. This GPS-guided air-to-ground missile has a maximum range of 155 nautical miles (approximately 290 kilometers). Riyadh will also be delivered 650 copies "in support of the government of Saudi Arabia ", specifies the Pentagon. The contract must be completed in December 2028.

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American aerospace company Boeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $ 2 billion for the delivery of more than 1 , 000 air-to-surface and The Pentagon also announced a more than 0 million contract for the delivery of 467 new Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles , including more than

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Another Pentagon announcement: a contract of nearly $ 660 million to deliver a new version of the Harpoon anti-ship missile, known as Block II, more than 400 of which to Saudi Arabia. Others will be delivered to Brazil, the Netherlands, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Qatar and India.

Over three billion dollars in total contract

In a separate press release, Boeing says that these contracts will not only ensure the continuation of production of the Harpoon until the end of 2026, but also allow to restart the SLAM ER production chain.

The manufacturer specifies that it delivered its last missile of this type in 2008. It estimates the total amount of the contracts to 3.1 billion dollars taking into account an order announced previously, specified a spokesperson of l 'company.

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