The agreement includes building warships and frigates in Saudi Arabia through a joint venture with the French firm. Military deals with Saudi Arabia have come under renewed scrutiny since the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
America is emphasising its increasing military presence in Europe as Nato's biggest military exercise since the Cold War continues in Norway. Trident Juncture involves all 29 members plus Finland and Sweden. The US has recently increased its military personnel based in Europe.