US is assured to sell 84 F-15SA fighter jets to Saudi Arabia in contract valued USD 29.4 billion dollars (IDR 266.5 trillion). In addition of new Fighter jet sale, the contract package included improvement for 70 F-15 fighter which already had by Saudi Arabia previously.
It’s revealed by Press secretary deputy of White House Joshua Ernest, Thursday (29/12/2011) in Honolulu, Hawaii, where US President Barack Obama enjoyed end-year vacation. According to White House, in addition of strengthen alliance with Saudi Arabia, production of dozens advanced fighter jets made by Boeing Co. will open new work field for at least 50.000 people in US and contribute to economic profit for US for USD 3.5 billion per year.
The final decision of armament main facility sale for Saudi Arabia “send clear message to countries around Saudi Arabia that US has commitment to security stability in Persian Bay area and overall Middle-East region”. It’s stated by Senior Officer of US Foreign Affair Department Andrew Shapiro.
F-15SA fighter jet sale package (the latest special new export version for Saudi Arabia) is part of military equipment purchase contract by that oil-rich country valued USD 60 billion in 10 years time-range. The purchase package included Apache attack helicopter, Blackhawk transport helicopter, and various missiles, bomb, and various transportation vehicles, to night vision binocular.