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Saudi Arabia takes the lead in defense budgets

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Saudi Arabia can enter the top three countries with the highest defense spending. According to the israeldefense.co.il portal, the Saudi government approved a record military budget for 2018 year.


According to the government decree, in 2018, $ 56 billion will be spent on the defense of Saudi Arabia (by 10% more than last year). At the same time, 50% of the increase will be spent on internal R & D programs (research and development), another half - on the “development of military potential and defense industry in the country”.

Saudi Arabia takes the lead in defense budgets


In previous years, Saudi Arabia was the Middle East leader in military spending and was among the top ten countries with the highest defense spending. Due to the decrease in defense expenditures of some European countries and Russia in 2018, Saudi Arabia will undoubtedly enter the world top 5, and by the end of the year it can compete for third place with the UK, whose planned expenditures amount to about $ 60 billion.

More than anyone else in the world this year, the United States ($ 692 billion) and China (more than $ 200 billion) will spend on defense. Due to the high military costs, the army of Saudi Arabia is equipped with the latest imported weapons. In addition, the country's military budget finances the fighting in Yemen, which the Saudi army has been leading since 2014, reports "Warspot"
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  1. bouncyhunter
    bouncyhunter 9 January 2018 12: 18 New
    +7
    Saudi Arabia takes the lead in defense budgets

    What's the point? In terms of combat readiness and training to lead them like walking to the moon. yes
    1. Going
      Going 9 January 2018 12: 21 New
      +8
      Pasha, Trump does this business, but his defense does not bother him.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 January 2018 12: 27 New
        +5
        Shaw rams, shaw camels, shaw don't give them ... grenades again will turn out to be of the wrong system!
    2. vlad66
      vlad66 9 January 2018 12: 30 New
      +8
      Quote: bouncyhunter
      What's the point? In terms of combat readiness and training to lead them like walking to the moon.

      The Hussites in Yemen have been proving this since 2014. fellow
    3. aszzz888
      aszzz888 9 January 2018 12: 32 New
      +1
      hi Happy New Year, Pasha! soldier ... it’s absolutely true - the Hussites hammer them as “for hello!” ... not everything solves the loot, not everything ...
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 9 January 2018 20: 45 New
        +1
        Seryoga, mutually! soldier drinks I’m talking about that. A thin cow is not a gazelle yet. wink lol
    4. Egorovich
      Egorovich 9 January 2018 12: 32 New
      +4
      With such a military budget, and with Yemen can not do anything since 2014. Only regularly raked. Not an army in the SA, but a breed.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 January 2018 12: 31 New
    +4
    The defense budget can be sky-high, and if a soldier does not know how to fight and even a pathological coward, then nothing will help.
  3. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 9 January 2018 12: 35 New
    +1
    Would buy something from us.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 9 January 2018 14: 33 New
      +1
      So that later there would be videos like Husitian divers - throwing themselves with Kat, they catch the latest generation of underwater drone.

      Or to take off the shot-down of a Su-30 from a downed FLIR helicopter?


      Or they smashed and burned not Oshkoshi — but the Tigers?
  4. Lexus
    Lexus 9 January 2018 14: 47 New
    +1
    Saudi Arabia takes the lead in defense budgets

    No, not heard. laughing
  5. APASUS
    APASUS 9 January 2018 20: 09 New
    0
    Saudi Arabia may enter the top three countries with the highest defense spending

    They have an interesting defense budget. Especially if you look at purchases from the United States.
    Saudi Arabia’s fleet is proposed to replenish with four frigates of the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) of Lockheed Martin Corporation with delivery in 2025–2028 for $ 6 billion; patrol boats Mk VI (number not specified, previously planned to purchase 30 boats Mk V for $ 1,2 billion) worth $ 2 billion

    In addition, the proposed delivery of 20 military transport aircraft Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules and three transport and refueling aircraft KC-130J (2022–2026) worth $ 5,8 billion; aircraft for "close air support of ground forces and isolation of the combat area" for $ 2 billion (possibly, we are talking about the OA-X program of the US Air Force) and aircraft designated as TASS (Tactical airborne surveillance system) & Strategic ISC. In the latter case, we are talking about ground complex reconnaissance aircraft, which the Pentagon plans to replace the current Boeing E-8 JSTARS with. The delivery of new generation reconnaissance aircraft to Saudi Arabia is expected in 2024 and will cost local sheikhs $ 2 billion.

    Well, peacekeepers
    A notable item in the Trump agreements is the supply of 104 thousand modern bombs (GBU 31v3, GBU-10, GBU-12, GBU-31v1, GBU-38) for $ 4,46 billion.
  6. flicker
    flicker 10 January 2018 12: 02 New
    +2
    For some reason, the first thing that comes to mind is Krylov’s fable:
    “To be a musician, skill is needed And your ears are lower,” the Nightingale answers. “And you, friends, no matter how you sit down, do not suit all musicians.”
    Well Duc request classic