Saudi Arabia — Engineering Services Program (ESP)

DSCA noti­fied Con­gress Dec. 22 of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to the King­dom of Sau­di Ara­bia of the con­tin­u­a­tion of ser­vices for the PATRIOT Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing Ser­vices Pro­gram (ESP)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2011 – The Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency noti­fied Con­gress Dec. 22 of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to the King­dom of Sau­di Ara­bia of the con­tin­u­a­tion of ser­vices for the PATRIOT Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing Ser­vices Pro­gram (ESP) and asso­ci­at­ed equip­ment, parts, train­ing and logis­ti­cal sup­port for an esti­mat­ed cost of $120 mil­lion.

The King­dom of Sau­di Ara­bia has request­ed a pos­si­ble sale of the con­tin­u­a­tion of ser­vices for the PATRIOT Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing Ser­vices Pro­gram (ESP).  Also includ­ed:  mod­i­fi­ca­tion kits, engi­neer­ing changes, spare and repair parts, sup­port and test equip­ment, pub­li­ca­tions and tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor engi­neer­ing, tech­ni­cal and logis­tics sup­port ser­vices, and oth­er relat­ed ele­ments of logis­ti­cal and pro­gram sup­port. The esti­mat­ed cost is $120 mil­lion.
This pro­posed sale will con­tribute to the for­eign pol­i­cy and nation­al secu­ri­ty of the Unit­ed States by help­ing to improve the secu­ri­ty of a friend­ly coun­try that has been, and con­tin­ues to be, an impor­tant force for polit­i­cal sta­bil­i­ty and eco­nom­ic progress in the Mid­dle East.
The pro­posed sale will facil­i­tate the con­tin­u­a­tion of exist­ing ser­vices that Sau­di Ara­bia has had under the Shared Engi­neer­ing Ser­vices Pro­gram (SESP) for the past 20 years.  The ESP pro­vides mate­r­i­al sup­port to Saudi’s defense and serves U.S. inter­ests in the region.
The pro­posed sale of this equip­ment and sup­port will not alter the basic mil­i­tary bal­ance in the region.
The prime con­trac­tor will be Raytheon Inte­grat­ed Defense in Andover, Mass­a­chu­setts.  There are no known off­set agree­ments pro­posed in con­nec­tion with this poten­tial sale.  
Imple­men­ta­tion of this pro­posed sale will not require the assign­ment of any addi­tion­al U.S. Gov­ern­ment or con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to Sau­di Ara­bia.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readi­ness as a result of this pro­posed sale.
This notice of a poten­tial sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been con­clud­ed.