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US arms contractor Raytheon announces Saudi deal to launch Arab operation

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US defense contractor Raytheon has announced partnership with Saudi military industries to create an Arabia business unit.

Raytheon's Arab operation will develop smart weapons and air defense systems, aerospace and security capabilities in Saudi Arabia.

The announcement was made on Saturday amid a CEO business forum in Riyadh that corresponded with US President Donald Trump’s visit to the kingdom, focused on enhancing defense ties.