Northrop Grumman will continue the modernisation and training of the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) under a $550m contract awarded by the US Army.

Under the five-year contract, VINNELL ARABIA, a Northrop subsidiary, will provide US Army-based doctrine and military training as well as logistics and support services.

The military training and support services for SANG aim to meet the expectations of its national defence mission with self-sustained command, control and operational capabilities.

Work will be carried out in various locations across Saudi Arabia.