U.S inks fighter deal with Saudi Arabia that could mean more jobs in Hazelwood

Dec 29, 2011
Originally published on December 29, 2011 11:10 am

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The Obama administration has approved the sale of $30 billion worth of F15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia - a move that will likely mean new jobs at Boeing's defense plant in Hazelwood.

The White House announced the deal today. Under the agreement, the U.S. will send Saudi Arabia 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more. It says the deal will support more than 50,000 U.S,. jobs.

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