Saudis seek night vision systems

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is seeking $330 million worth of night vision and thermal vision equipment from the United States.

The Foreign Military Sale would comprise 200 High-performance In-Line Sniper Sight Thermal Weapon Sights — 1,500 meter; 200 MilCAM Recon III LocatIR Long Range, Light Weight Thermal Binoculars with Geo Location; 7,000 Dual Beam Aiming Lasers; and 6,000 AN/PVS-21 Low Profile Night Vision Goggles.

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in its notification to Congress, said the possible sale also would include spare and repair parts, support equipment, technical documentation and publications, translation services, training, U. S. government and contractor technical and logistics support services and other related elements of logistical and program support.

The proposed sale would bolster Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats from potential adversaries during operations conducted at night and during low-visibility conditions, it said.

The Saudi military is responsible for regional, perimeter and border security operations and the proposed sale meets their defense and counter-terrorism requirements to deter current insurgent activity along their southern border and contributes to their overall military posture, the agency added.

Source: United Press International (UPI).

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