Military Review

The United States will put Slovakia fighter F-16 almost 3 billion dollars

23
The US Department of State has approved the sale of X-NUMX F-14 fighter jets to Slovakia. RIA News the message of the Office of Military Cooperation under the Pentagon.




The State Department decided to approve the possible sale of F-16 Block 70 / 72 aircraft to Slovakia with an approximate value of 2,91 billion dollars,
says release.

The ministry clarified that the Ministry of Defense of Slovakia requested permission to purchase 14-fighters.

Earlier, the head of the Slovak Defense Ministry, Peter Gaidos, said that among the proposals for the supply of new fighters were the Swedish JAS 35 Gripen and the American F-16. The commission also assessed the characteristics and combat capabilities of Russian MiG aircraft.

According to the minister, "the issue of modernization of the Slovak Air Force rests solely on the lack of finance." However, the possible "short-term extension of the agreement with Russia on the technical support of the operation of the MiG-29 fighters currently in service is a" Plan B "." The priority is still given to the purchase of new aircraft.

Gaidos also noted that the modernization of the national air force had already begun: “in June, the first two of the nine UH-60 Black Hawk multi-purpose helicopters purchased from the US were delivered.” Contract terms must be fulfilled completely in 2019. The new helicopters will be replaced with Soviet-made Mi-17 air forces.
Photos used:
https://militaryarms.ru
23 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 5 2018 11: 40
    +3
    Priority is still given to the purchase of new aircraft
    Somehow not pulling the F-16 on a new plane .....
    1. Cxnumx
      Cxnumx April 5 2018 11: 50
      +2
      Quote: Ingvar0401
      Somehow does not pull the F-16 on a new plane ....

      so what? but it is like new)) there is a plan for cutting budgets in all countries of the world))
      1. just exp
        just exp April 6 2018 07: 42
        0
        I too fucked up. two hundred lyamas for an old light fighter.
        Well it must be able to milk suckers in full.
    2. Serge Gorely
      Serge Gorely April 5 2018 11: 51
      +1
      No. We clearly compared the performance characteristics of aircraft, calculated the economic feasibility .... But then they called from the USA and convinced us that the F-16 is the best!
      1. RL
        RL April 5 2018 12: 57
        +2
        Whom did you convince? And how did “YOU” coax out if “your” neighbors - the Czechs and Hungarians did not coax and took the Swedish JAS-39 Gripen?
    3. cast iron
      cast iron April 5 2018 15: 46
      0
      Well, the Mig-29 also does not pull on a new plane))))
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 5 2018 11: 44
    +1
    American game - manage to sell what has not fallen!
  3. mgero
    mgero April 5 2018 11: 45
    0
    3 000 000 000: 14 = 214 000 000 ?? Stolko daje Raptor F 22 ne stoit. ??? Kak to krizis ponimaesh!
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 5 2018 11: 56
      +4
      Quote: mgero
      3 000 000 000: 14 = 214 000 000 ?? Stolko daje Raptor F 22 ne stoit. ??? Kak to krizis ponimaesh!

      This cannot be considered. This is a modernization machine, weapons, training equipment, training, etc.

      According to the notice, the F-16V aircraft offered to Slovakia should be equipped with engines of the General Electric F110 or Pratt & Whitney F100 series [apparently, this will be the difference between the Block 70 and Block 72 modifications]. The aircraft will be equipped with Northrop Grumman AN / APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) with AFAR (16 sets are expected to be supplied), Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II helmet-mounted target designation systems, AN / ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare Management Systems and AN / ALQ-211 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites; AN / ALE-47 passive jamming systems, new Modular Mission Computers (MMC) on-board computers, Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS-JTRS), LN260 Embedded Global Navigation Systems (EGI) inertial satellite navigation system ) / Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Improved Programmable Display Generators (iPDG) and APX-126 Advanced Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF) state recognition equipment.
      Armaments should include 30 Raytheon AIM-120C7 AMRAAM medium-range air-to-air missiles, 100 AIM-9X Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles (plus 12 AIM-9X Captive Air Training Missiles ), 224 sets of GBU-12 Paveway II guided bombs, 20 sets of GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II guided bombs, 150 sets of GBU-38 JDAM guided bombs (all 500 lb bombs) and six Lockheed Martin AN / AAQ target designation pods. 33 Sniper. The delivery will also include a ground simulator and a package of technical support, spare parts, ground equipment and training.


      1. Soran
        Soran April 5 2018 13: 38
        +3
        For that kind of money, they could turn to Russia and buy 25 pieces new from the needle of the Su-35. Training and simulators as a gift + discount card for ammunition.
        1. Shahno
          Shahno April 5 2018 13: 40
          +1
          And what, su 35 have the same combat experience, well, if in "acrobatic" tricks, then this is definitely an application ...
          1. turcom
            turcom April 5 2018 20: 43
            +1
            Well, you show what kind of experience the F-214 showed for $ 16 million, even if only in "acrobatic" tricks.
        2. cast iron
          cast iron April 5 2018 15: 47
          +1
          Why on earth would a NATO member country buy foreign military systems? Everything should be unified in NATO, as in the Warsaw bloc.
      2. just exp
        just exp April 6 2018 07: 45
        0
        and for a long time already the simulator and technical support costs like 3 new fighters?
  4. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 5 2018 11: 48
    +1
    So they need
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt April 5 2018 11: 49
    +1
    However, the possible “short-term extension of the agreement with Russia on the technical support of the operation of the MiG-29 fighters currently in service is" Plan B "
    Or can they use the “Y Plan” and start servicing their MiGs in Ukraine ..? wassat All the same, a trusted partner of NATO, and not an eastern barbarian?
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 5 2018 11: 53
    +3
    “The issue of modernization of the Slovak Air Force rests solely on a lack of finance”
    And who is easy in Europe now? Unless so far the Poles at someone else’s expense, but it will end next year. And the other part of the previously united country - the Czech Republic did not show desire?
  7. K-50
    K-50 April 5 2018 12: 24
    +1
    The State Department has decided to approve the possible sale of Slovakia to F-16 Block 70/72 aircraft with an approximate value of $ 2,91 billion

    For the same money, you could take twice as much Su-35s, which cover the F-16, like a bull’s sheep, are simply not comparable in combat capabilities.
  8. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 5 2018 12: 26
    +3
    Here and another mericatos steamed planes ... Time will tell ...
  9. Vol4ara
    Vol4ara April 5 2018 12: 30
    +3
    Quote: aszzz888
    Here and another mericatos steamed planes ... Time will tell ...

    So time will tell? Will we pull all the countries of the West, almost all the countries of the former Warsaw Pact and the USA ... The answer is clear, the hope is only for yao
    1. cast iron
      cast iron April 5 2018 15: 50
      0
      The countries of the Warsaw block are small fry. Even in a normal battle, the loss of their favorite soldiers and equipment is enough, these bipods will scatter wherever. These are the fates of all military satellites adjacent to the main donor country. And thanks to the "bloody" Bolsheviks, we have nuclear weapons, which nullifies the entire quantitative advantage of NATO.
  10. Graz
    Graz April 5 2018 13: 51
    0
    thinking crazy there they went for junk 30 years old 3 billion to pay, well, yes, their business
  11. Slovak
    Slovak April 5 2018 21: 59
    0
    Super! Already bought helicopters at a price three times higher than publicly available, exchanged Russian military for fire-fighting and one immediately fell. Now planes for the price of gold ... Pussy was, is and will be a national speculator.