By: Andrew Krammer
A deal worth $60 billion in arms, including helicopters and jets, has been confirmed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, BBC reported.
Details of the deal have been sent to Congress, who has 30 days to object, the state department said. The sale is meant to further align the Saudi military relationship with the United States and to help them defend threats to their oil structure, CNN reported.
The deal is to occur over a 20 year period and includes the sale of 84 F-15 aircraft, the upgrade of 70 older-model F-15 aircraft and almost 200 helicopters.