U.S. firm to support Saudi navy

Aug. 9, 2012 at 3:49 PM

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia's navy is to receive a broad range of support and training services from Booz Allen Hamilton under a $23 million contract.

Under the award -- funded by Saudi Arabia through the U.S Foreign Military Sales program -- support will be provided in training and education; engineering; program and financial management; plans and programs; communications, command, control, computers and intelligence and electronic warfare.

Other areas covered under the contract include naval operations; manpower and personnel management; technical support; logistic and supply; English-language training; special studies and management support services for the Saudi navy.

"Booz Allen Hamilton has a nearly 100-year heritage of providing strategy and technology expertise to government and private sector clients, including more than three decades of support for the (Saudi navy)," said Don Pressley, Booz Allen Hamilton's MENA general manager.

"We have the skillset and broad naval experience required to provide this continued support for the RSNF's role in the region, as well as the proven ability to provide solutions that bridge strategy, design and implementation activities with the best possible results."

Work will be performed primarily in Saudi Arabia and will be completed by next July.

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