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US-Saudi arms deal includes plan to assemble 150 Blackhawks in Saudi Arabia: official
May 20, 2017 / 12:22 PM / 5 months ago

US-Saudi arms deal includes plan to assemble 150 Blackhawks in Saudi Arabia: official

RIYADH (Reuters) - A U.S.-Saudi arms deal to be signed on Saturday includes a pledge to assemble 150 Lockheed Martin Blackhawk helicopters in Saudi Arabia, an official statement about the deal said.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The $6 billion deal for Blackhawks is expected to result in about 450 jobs in Saudi Arabia, the statement said.

Reporting by Steve Holland, editing by Louise Heavens

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