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Saudi Arabia to buy howitzers in the US for $ 1,3 billion

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The US State Department approved the sale of the Saudi army self-propelled howitzers M109A5 / A6 in the amount of $ 1,31 billion, reports RT with reference to the Pentagon’s Defense Cooperation Agency.




It is reported that Riyadh has requested 155-mm self-propelled howitzers M109A5 / A6 in the number of 180 units.

In addition, the Saudis expect to receive spare parts and technical support and other services from the United States.

The proposed sale of these weapons will contribute to the realization of US foreign policy goals, as it will help strengthen the security of the partner, who continues to play an important role in ensuring political stability and economic progress in the Middle East,
said in a statement.

Earlier, the US State Department approved the sale of Saudi Arabia anti-tank guided missiles worth $ 670 million.
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  1. askort154
    askort154 April 6 2018 12: 48
    0
    The Saudis with amers in a hickey, but already beginning to play safe, have stood in line for our S-400.
  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith April 6 2018 12: 49
    +8
    Good news. Buy 180 units from the US reserve. Since they have not been produced since 2003, the US Army will be reduced by 180 units of M109A5 / A6.
    1. just exp
      just exp April 6 2018 12: 53
      +4
      but the price is fucking crazy. sorry for the old sushi forgive me for the price of an expensive tank.
      it must be able to vtyuhivat so.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter April 6 2018 12: 59
        +2
        Quote: just explo
        it must be able to vtyuhivat so

        These mattresses are able. And the means of persuasion they have a wide range of ... negative
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 6 2018 13: 46
        +4
        The Chinese PLZ-45, the Saudis bought for about 7.4 million apiece, but there, apart from the self-propelled guns themselves, in the amount of 54 pieces, 36 TZM, 12 KShMok, 2 counter-battery radars, 2 weather stations with radar stations, 4 ARVs and a bunch of "service" - mobile workshops and so on .
      3. sib.ataman
        sib.ataman April 7 2018 13: 14
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        Alas! Everything is much more prosaic. Buy a brick! Offer striped! And try to refuse.
    2. askort154
      askort154 April 6 2018 13: 01
      +3
      Sith Lord ...Since they are not being produced now, therefore, the US Army will be reduced by 180 M109A5 / A6 units.

      Sergei hi ! Here you can see from a different angle. Outdated weapons are not in scrap, but for the Tugriks, who will go on to create a new one. In this way, we kept our military-industrial complex afloat until the 2000s, selling the "remnants" from the USSR.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith April 6 2018 13: 29
        +1
        Welcome hi Will not go for a new one. They from their 711 billion budget spend only 8% on the purchase of a new and modernization.
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 April 6 2018 13: 59
      +1
      Quote: Sith Lord
      Buy 180 units from the US reserve.

      Hello, Sergey. hi Duc, given such a desire
      Saudis expect to receive spare parts and technical support and other services from the United States.
      the party will be set up taking into account "cannibalism." In Europe, with supplies back and forth used Pz2000, some units immediately go as spare parts.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith April 6 2018 15: 55
        +1
        Greetings, Alexander hi I agree completely.
    4. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General April 6 2018 17: 44
      +4
      hi Sergei
      Interestingly, the negro-loader is included, or do you have to buy separately?
  3. Borik
    Borik April 6 2018 12: 49
    +2
    It seems that the Yemenis well beat the Saudi armored vehicles for scrap. You order another batch.
  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD April 6 2018 12: 51
    +3
    The Saudis are constantly arming themselves with the most sophisticated of the available, and the Hussite partisans put in them lyuli with enviable regularity. Looks like feed is not in the horse ...
    1. Shahno
      Shahno April 6 2018 12: 55
      +3
      You also need to know in what order and what to click on, where to look, and most importantly not to confuse. And this is difficult ....
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD April 6 2018 13: 06
        +3
        You can teach a monkey. Prepare an excellent crew or crew for about six months at a reasonable cost for fuel, spare parts and ammunition. I think there are no problems with the training money there, so the local warriors have a problem between the ears, because I can find no other explanation. Or maybe just snickering loafers with a complete lack of discipline ...
      2. just exp
        just exp April 6 2018 13: 06
        +1
        Well, yes, with a camel is easier.
    2. Sands Careers General
      Sands Careers General April 6 2018 17: 50
      +2
      So recently, the Saudis, I apologize for naturalism, donated Ishaks and twisted their camels, and the saber was the peak of their technological power.
      And now they are trying to master a really complex technique, to which they have not grown up on their own.
  5. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz April 6 2018 13: 10
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    In addition, the Saudis expect to receive spare parts and technical support and other services from the United States.
    They don’t need spare parts with support, but crews and officers
  6. Galleon
    Galleon April 6 2018 13: 24
    +2
    I would have lost cards, let down a billion for girls or drank it, so faith does not allow it. The teeth are all gold. Where to put money? Well, let's take 180 howitzers, the desert is big, there is where to put it.
  7. san4es
    san4es April 6 2018 17: 03
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    M109A5 / A6 worth $ 1,31 billion
  8. flicker
    flicker April 6 2018 17: 22
    +1
    Saudi Arabia to buy howitzers in the US for $ 1,3 billion
    What for? They and the Patriots, it’s like, cover a good territory laughing