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Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system

Lockheed gets $1 billion down payment for Saudi THAAD missile system
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp will receive the first payment towards the installation a $15 billion (11.4 billion pounds) missile defence system in Saudi Arabia as part of a $110 billion arms package the Trump administration said it negotiated with the Kingdom in 2017, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The Pentagon awarded Lockheed a $946 million payment for the foreign military sale.

(Reporting by Mike Stone; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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