This is a technology transfer, whether anyone will call it that or not. Sikorsky is also now producing, or soon will be producing helicopters in India.
Once the Saudis (and Indians) learn the technology and manufacturing processes of producing various weapons systems, it'll be so long American company which mostly invented and developed the products others want to eventually produce.
The same goes for just about every produce a US company ever produced in China.
I think for military weapons, US companies should produce them in the US and sell them where allowed around the world, but this scheme will mostly serve to set up foreign nations to produce their own weapons in the future.
What we do in the ME always seems to bite us in the butt years later...like training Osama.
Military sales do not work that way, there is a thing called offsets in which the buyer wants to get something additional out of the deal.
The Indians have been trying to domestically produce military FW and helo’s for quite some time with little to show for it. There are a lot of things which have to come together for one of these programs to succeed. It seldom happens.
Yes. Technology transfer to our enemies.
Sellout by USA reps, since USA is not a real superpower anymore. We must grovel before Islam and others for help and give away secrets to boot.