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Saudi Arabia acquires complexes THAAD - DSCA

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The US State Department approved the delivery of Saudi Arabia (SA) as part of the Foreign Military Sales program to the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile defense systems, reports TSAMTO.


THAAD Missile Defense Systems Arrival in South Korea, March 2017


The total value of the deal was about $ 15 billion.

According to the resource, the CA government "has turned to the United States with a request to sell THAAD, 44 launchers THAAD, 360 mobile tactical fire and communications control stations THAAD, 16 radar AN / TPY-7 to 2 launchers."

The request also includes the supply of equipment for maintenance of THAAD batteries, 43 tractor units, generators, power supply units, trailers, communication equipment, tools, test and training equipment, repair, integration and commissioning of systems, supply of spare parts and components, transfer of technical documentation, personnel training, technical and logistical support from the contractor, infrastructure, and other related elements of material support ”.

The Pentagon said that the implementation of the contract will help maintain the security of the kingdom and the countries of the Persian Gulf in the face of Iranian and other regional threats.

The exoatmospheric interceptor THAAD provides a target hit with a direct hit method (hit-to-kill). The delivery of the complexes will provide the top level of the CA’s anti-ballistic missile defense system and will support Riyadh’s efforts to modernize the country's air defense system.
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  1. garx
    garx 10 October 2017 12: 15 New
    +5
    And the fact that they came and asked C-400 is that blackmail towards the USA?
    1. Berber
      Berber 10 October 2017 12: 17 New
      +6
      Most likely the way it is. And ours, knowing this, allegedly went to a deal.
      1. cniza
        cniza 10 October 2017 12: 30 New
        +5
        There is a big political game, we will see how events will develop further.
        1. hrych
          hrych 10 October 2017 12: 42 New
          +1
          No, but you just imagine that the SA, that Turkey generally dared to bargain and blackmail the United States. Hegemon weakens, weakens, even if his relatives are not putting anything.
          1. cniza
            cniza 10 October 2017 12: 46 New
            +1
            Their brains swam with fat, and new frames are already becoming dangerous due to incompetence.
    2. The_lancet
      The_lancet 10 October 2017 12: 20 New
      +2
      Saudi Arabia acquires complexes THAAD - DSCA

      And here on the site they were so proud, we were happy with the purchase of C400)
      The choice is crystal clear. There is money - the best is purchased
      But you still need staff. Is the cost of training included or not?
      1. raw174
        raw174 10 October 2017 12: 56 New
        +6
        Quote: The_Lancet
        If there is money, the best is bought

        Air defense is such a tricky thing, no one knows where the best is, because not one military conflict was not accompanied by a massive shelling of territories covered by a powerful air defense system. No one knows if the air defense can actually shoot down ICBMs or thirty cruise missiles at the same time ... There is a technical characteristics, there is no practice. Many virgins imagine themselves to be sex gurus, although in practice this does not always work out ...
        1. Berber
          Berber 10 October 2017 14: 26 New
          +1
          Correctly in modern warfare are needed ligaments - EW, aviation, air defense. Moreover, air defense is multi-level and with ACS.
          1. raw174
            raw174 10 October 2017 14: 28 New
            +2
            I am not an expert, but in my opinion it will not help against ICBMs and electronic warfare, it still receives target designation at home ... or is it not?
            1. Berber
              Berber 10 October 2017 14: 39 New
              +2
              Everything is certainly so, but with the ICBMs it’s just easier. Harder with cruise missiles at low altitude. All this so that there are no holes in the "umbrella".
      2. gaura
        gaura 10 October 2017 14: 01 New
        +1
        oh come on. And what is the best? Are there any applications for confirmation and comparison?
    3. Professor
      Professor 10 October 2017 12: 33 New
      +3
      Quote: garx
      And the fact that they came and asked C-400 is that blackmail towards the USA?

      Are you sure they asked? There was nothing about this in the Saudi media.
    4. Orel
      Orel 10 October 2017 12: 40 New
      +2
      Quote: garx
      And the fact that they came and asked C-400 is that blackmail towards the USA?


      I don’t think so. Rather, they will buy both this and that. They want to get what they need from everyone. Technology may also ask.
      1. Berber
        Berber 10 October 2017 14: 27 New
        +2
        For technology, their hands are crooked.
  2. Partyzan
    Partyzan 10 October 2017 12: 16 New
    +5
    The request also includes the supply of equipment for maintenance of THAAD batteries, 43 tractor units, generators, power supply units, trailers, communication equipment, tools, test and training equipment, repair, integration and commissioning of systems, supply of spare parts and components, transfer of technical documentation, personnel training, technical and logistical support from the contractor, infrastructure, and other related elements of material support ”.
    Am I missing something or didn’t they really order service staff? recourse
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 10 October 2017 12: 21 New
      +2
      Judging by how the army of the SA showed itself in Yemen, in this office they like to buy the most high-tech equipment - and give it to people who have been dialed from the streets by announcements.
      1. Professor
        Professor 10 October 2017 12: 35 New
        +3
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Judging by how the army of the SA showed itself in Yemen, in this office they like to buy the most high-tech equipment - and give it to people who have been dialed from the streets by announcements.

        Judging by how many ballistic missiles fired by Saudi from Yemen were intercepted, not everything is so bad.
      2. Dead duck
        Dead duck 10 October 2017 12: 37 New
        +8
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Judging by how the army of the SA showed itself in Yemen, in this office they like to buy the most high-tech equipment - and give it to people who have been dialed from the streets by announcements.

        Arabs always show off in the first place. laughing
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 10 October 2017 12: 25 New
      +1
      or didn’t they really order service staff?

      From the article
      repair, integration and adjustment of systems, ... personnel training ...

      All this will not be done virtually.
      1. Partyzan
        Partyzan 10 October 2017 12: 34 New
        +4
        All this will not be done virtually.
        so I'm talking about those who will shoot
    3. win
      win 10 October 2017 12: 30 New
      +3
      Turkey also "purchased" the S-400. And now he is blackmailing that he can annul the agreement.
      This is Muslim and Western philosophy. Recall Mistral ...
    4. corporal
      corporal 10 October 2017 14: 58 New
      0
      Quote: Partyzan
      Am I missing something or didn’t they really order service staff?

      Yesterday there was news about this. There, and about the training of technicians and about simulators.
      Moderators sleep or what? Repeat news.
    5. ZVO
      ZVO 10 October 2017 22: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: Partyzan
      The request also includes the supply of equipment for maintenance of THAAD batteries, 43 tractor units, generators, power supply units, trailers, communication equipment, tools, test and training equipment, repair, integration and commissioning of systems, supply of spare parts and components, transfer of technical documentation, personnel training, technical and logistical support from the contractor, infrastructure, and other related elements of material support ”.
      Am I missing something or didn’t they really order service staff? recourse


      ... training equipment
      transfer of technical documentation, training of personnel, technical and logistic support from the contractor
  3. NEXUS
    NEXUS 10 October 2017 12: 42 New
    +3
    We have the S-400 for THAAD - DSCA mattresses ... it's smart when money is like a fool wrappers.
  4. garnik
    garnik 10 October 2017 12: 49 New
    +2
    It’s just that you don’t have to roll your lips. That the Turks, that the Saudis were, are and will be strategic opponents in the future. And all these squandering in front of Russia only to earn bonuses in front of the Americans and solve their mercantile interests. And we, having entered into friendly relations with them, give real allies a reason for distrust of Russia.
  5. demo
    demo 10 October 2017 12: 49 New
    +2
    The performance characteristics of THAAD

    Противоракета THAAD — одноступенчатая твердотопливная (стартовая масса 900 кг, длина 617 и максимальный диаметр корпуса 37 см), состоит из головной части, переходного отсека и твердотопливного ракетного двигателя (РДТТ) с хвостовой юбкой-стабилизатором, разработанного компанией Pratt & Whitney.

    The anti-missile head is made in the form of a detachable homing step of intercepting kinetic action, designed to defeat ballistic targets by direct hit. In its bow, a double-wing aerodynamic fairing, discharged at the end of the flight, is installed.

    The interception stage includes: a multispectral infrared homing head (GOS) operating on average (3,3–3,8 μm) and far (7–10 μm) sections of the IR range, a command-inertial control system, and also a propulsion system ( DU) maneuvering and spatial orientation.
    HAAD is designed to destroy operational tactical missiles (OTR, firing range up to 1000 km) and medium-range ballistic missiles (BRRS, up to 3500 km) at altitudes of 40-150 km and ranges up to 200 km.

    Launcher

    At the launcher, ten PRs are placed in transport and launch containers. They are mounted in a single module on the 10-ton chassis of the M1075 tractor, developed on the basis of a heavy off-road truck by Oshkosh Truck Corporation. The total weight of the launcher is 40 tons, length 12 m and height 3,25 m. It takes 30 minutes to reload it. THAAD launchers are airborne and can be relocated on C-141 heavy cargo aircraft.
    Command post

    Command post (CP) can be removed from the radar station (radar) at a distance of 14 km. It provides signal processing, data exchange between the CP.

    The so-called “kinetic interception” concept is used in the THAAD complex - only the kinetic energy of the hardware unit is used to hit the target. According to the developers, thanks to the high kinetic energy of the hardware unit, the THAAD complex should be significantly more effective against obsolete ballistic missiles (type R-17).


    With 400
    TECH SPECS
    Range of defeat of the aerodynamic target:
    maximum - more than 250 km;
    minimum - 3 km.
    Target hit height:
    maximum —27 km;
    minimum - 0,01 km.
    Range of defeat of tactical ballistic targets:
    maximum —60 km;
    minimum - 5 km.
    Speed ​​of hit targets - up to 4800 m / s;
    The deployment time of the system from the stowed state is 5 minutes;
    The time to bring the system to combat readiness from a deployed state is 3 minutes;
    Operating time of the system before overhaul - 10 hours;
    Service life
    land means - at least 20 years;
    anti-aircraft guided missiles - 15 years.
    The number of simultaneously fired targets by one SAM - up to 6.


    That's interesting.
    Why the hell did the Saudis need that one, that the other complexes?
    What are they going to shoot down Hussite rockets?
    So for now they’ll deliver. while taught, a couple of missiles in the royal palace will please.
    In general, it is not clear with whom they were going to fight?
    Maybe with Iran?
    Then yes. Required.
  6. gaura
    gaura 10 October 2017 14: 01 New
    0
    The Saudis are preparing for war or what?
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 10 October 2017 19: 13 New
    +1
    Here you have all the answers that the SA will buy the S-400 from us. What the Arabs knocked out from the USA, a discount, delivery time or consent for other purposes, I still think we will find out
  8. Abracadabrus
    Abracadabrus 10 October 2017 20: 31 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    Here you have all the answers that the SA will buy the S-400 from us. What the Arabs knocked out from the USA, a discount, delivery time or consent for other purposes, I still think we will find out

    What is the difference that they knocked out there, the main thing is that they forced the penguins to do as they need. This is a precedent. And the appetite comes with eating. This audience understands only power and, having bent once, they will try to bend again and again. Maybe we didn’t win financially, but slightly lowered the image penguins, and it is not known which is better.
    1. MadCat
      MadCat 11 October 2017 03: 26 New
      0
      imagine that they knew how to bargain even before this incident laughing
  9. coffee
    coffee 10 October 2017 22: 25 New
    0
    Rehearsal of a trojan horse