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Saudi buys C4I system from Raytheon

Posted 30 November 2012 · Add Comment

Saudi Arabia has signed a 'direct commercial sale' contract with Raytheon for a Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) . The system will be delivered by Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.

The direct sale means the Saudi’s defence ministry will manage the buy and the implementation project themselves. This is in contrast to the Foreign Military Sale process, which routes contract negotiations and management through a selected department of the US military.

Raytheon said the agreement has a value in excess of $600 million. Under the agreement, the company will provide a national, strategic C4I system, providing capabilities for joint service coordination.

Modern national C4I will help the Saudis bring together information from advanced RSAF surveillance assets like the E-3/RE-3 jets, and Saab Erieye turboprop AEW&C. This leads to better ability to command the advanced fighter fleet of F-15s, Eurofighters, and Tornados.

It also connects with border surveillance and the ground management of the country’s Patriot and Hawk missile systems

Raytheon has worked with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the past four decades. The company said it ‘values its continuing partnership with the Kingdom and is proud to have been selected to implement this essential system.’

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