LCS sales approved for Saudi Arabia

Huge deal given approval.

US OKs Potential $11.25B Saudi Deal for LCS Variant

By Christopher P. Cavas

WASHINGTON — The US State Department today announced its approval of the proposed sale to Saudi Arabia of four heavily armed versions of the Lockheed Martin littoral combat ship (LCS), a deal that, along with weapons, systems and support, would be worth up to $11.25 billion.

Congress has 30 calendar days to approve or deny the deal, which would mark the first international sale of an LCS variant.

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