July 11 (UPI) -- Titan LSC of Amman, Jordan, has been awarded a contract for transportation and support for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 fighter fleet.
The $68.5 million contract, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, provides for commercial trailers, trucks and other transportation from Saudi sources for the RSAF's F-15 modernization program.
Titan will facilitate delivery to the Dhahran Supply Depot at King Abdul Aziz Air Base and maintain operations in the Dammam Metropolitan Area in Saudi Arabia as a liaison for the operations.
The F-15 Eagle is a single-seat all-weather air superiority tactical fighter jet used by the U.S. Air Force and many allied nations. It is highly maneuverable and is capable of reaching speeds up over twice the speed of sound. It's first flight was in 1972 and the first active aircraft were delivered to the U.S. Air Force in 1979.
The F-15 is one of the primary fighter aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force. The F-15SA variant of the plane is considered the most advanced version of the F-15 so far produced. It has upgraded avionics, electronics warfare systems and a greater payload.
Work on the contract will be performed in Amman and Saudi Arabia, and is expected to be completed by July 2021. The contract falls under a foreign military sale.