In another mega weapons sales Washington is equipping Saudi Arabia and the UAE with nearly 10,000 strike weapons – the JSOW-C standoff-weapon, air-launchedanti-ship missiles, s-Expanded Response’ (SLAM-ER) – a land-attack variant of the and and Small Diameter Bombs.
According to the agency, the Government of Saudi Arabia has requested 650 AGM-84H electro-optically guided-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), 973 AGM-154C Joint Stand Off Weapons (JSOW) and and 1000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) GPS guided weapons and 400 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles . The Saudi Air Force will also get 60 AWW-13 Data Link pods to support the SLAM-ER with ‘man in the loop’ assisting the electro-optical guidance. To support weapon qualification and the acquisition will also include 40 CATM-84H Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), 20 ATM-84H SLAM-ER Telemetry Missiles, 4 Dummy Air Training Missiles, 10 JSOW CATMs, 40 Harpoon CATMs, 20 ATM-84L Harpoon Exercise Missiles, 36 SDB Captive Flight and Load Build trainers.
To enhance their F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcons, the Government of thehas requested up to 5,000 GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bombs (SDB) (with BRU-61 carriage systems), 1,200 AGM-154C Joint StandOff Weapon (JSOW) and 300 AGM-84H s-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), expanding the fighters’ air-to-surface and maritime strike capability. The request also includes 30 AWW-13 Data Link pods. To facilitate the integration of SDB on the Block 60 the UAE will add eight SDB Guided Test Vehicles and 16 SDB Captive Flight vehicles for flight testing verification. SImilar to the Saudi program, the UAE will also receive the necessary hardware to train and support those systems.
The prime contractors associated with those programs are(GBU-39(B), AGM-84H and AGM-84L) and (AGM-154, AWW-13). The two companies also shared the majority of multi-billion orders for the F-15SA and their integral (air/air and air/ground) weapons.