Jared Kushner Asked Lockheed CEO Hewson for Reduced Saudi Deal Price

Senior advisor to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner personally asked Lockheed Martin (LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson to reduce the price of a radar system so that Saudi Arabia could afford to include it in an arms deal, the New York Times reports.

The sophisticated radar system is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles, and is part of a $110 billion weapons sale the Trump administration hopes to ink with Saudi Arabia this weekend, which would include U.S.-built planes, ships, and precision-guided bombs.

Hewson told Kushner she would look into it, the report said.

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