Addition of Apaches, Black Hawks Swells U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal to $60 Billion

(Wall Street Journal) Adam Entous - The Obama administration plans to include 70 Black Hawk and 60 Longbow Apache attack helicopters in an expanded arms package for Saudi Arabia that also includes 84 F-15 fighter planes, swelling the proposed deal to $60 billion over ten years. The size and scope of the Saudi deal has stoked concerns in Israel that Washington risks undercutting Jerusalem's military edge.

2010-08-16 09:25:01

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