Report: Littoral Combat Ships part of $110B Saudi arms deal

The U.S. is prepared to make the largest arms deal in its history, selling $110 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Defense, Bloomberg is reporting.

According to Bloomberg, the deal includes $6 billion for Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSC) from Lockheed Martin. The company describes the MMSC as a "combatant capable of littoral and open ocean operation," saying it will be "based on the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship's 118 meter hull and it will utilize the same combined diesel and gas propulsion system."

Lockheed Martin is the partner in the construction of the ships at Marinette Marine.

In a statement, John Torrisi, Lockheed Martin Media Relations, says "Foreign Military Sales are government-to-government decisions and the status of any potential discussions can be best addressed by the U.S. government."

U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay) touted the Bloomberg report in a tweet saying "The #LCS is playing a key role in strengthening U.S. relationships around the world."