Valued at $30 billion, the deal includes selling the Saudis state-of-the-art missile technology, jets, ships, and helicopters.
Seventy percent of those forces will be outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.
It had a salon for Carey, a state-of-the-art recording studio, and an indoor swimming pool covered by a cloud ceiling.
1967, from noun phrase (1910), earlier status of the art (1889). The phrase itself was in use from mid-19c.