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Australia chose American drones

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The Australian Ministry of Defense summed up the announced tender for the supply of long-duration UAVs to the country's armed forces (MALE-class). According to "Warspot" With reference to the portal defensenews.com, the winner of the tender Project Air 7003 Phase 1 was the American company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.


Australia chose American drones


Under the terms of the tender, the winning American company will supply the Australian Air Force drones MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 or MQ-9B Skyguardian drones, at the moment the Australians have not yet decided on the model. In total, the Australian Ministry of Defense plans to purchase from 12 to 16 drone MALE - class totaling from 1 to 2 billion Australian dollars (0,75 – 1,5 billion US).

The Australian Defense Ministry plans to receive the first drones already in 2020 – 2021, and two years later to send them on alert.

In addition, the Australian military announced plans to purchase seven MQ-4C Triton drones in the United States. The deal is valued at 5,2 billion dollars, and the delivery of drones is scheduled to begin in 2023 with the end of 2025. UAVs are planned to be used in conjunction with the P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft in patrolling the South China Sea.
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  1. poquello
    poquello 19 November 2018 11: 39
    +4
    Who won the tender then?
    1. Machito
      Machito 19 November 2018 11: 40
      +1
      Australia joins the Arms Race.
    2. Finches
      Finches 19 November 2018 12: 08
      +2
      Seriously speaking, the United States occupies a leading position in this field of armaments, and if it is joking, then Jews from the US military-industrial complex together with Jews from the Australian military-industrial complex defeated taxpayers of both states! laughing
      1. brigadier
        brigadier 19 November 2018 12: 47
        +2
        Quote: Finches
        Seriously speaking, the United States occupies a leading position in this field of armaments, and if it is joking, then Jews from the US military-industrial complex together with Jews from the Australian military-industrial complex defeated taxpayers of both states! laughing


        Very sincere.
        - Rabinovich! I heard you read anti-semitic newspapers!
        - Well, yes, I read.
        - How can you! You are a Jew!
        - A very simple. At first I read Jewish newspapers. There is such a depression, I tell you! Everyone wants to exterminate the Jews, anti-Semitism is around, oppression, problems, everyone is crying ... I literally could not sleep! And now I read the anti-Semitic press - and what do you think? Solid positive! Jews rule the world, they captured everything, they are the richest, they decide everything everywhere!
    3. Professor
      Professor 19 November 2018 12: 39
      -1
      Quote: poquello
      Who won the tender then?

      IAI Heron-TP
      1. poquello
        poquello 19 November 2018 20: 39
        -1
        Quote: Professor
        Quote: poquello
        Who won the tender then?

        IAI Heron-TP

        few began to be Jews in Australia? flaw, and if the aborigines are cut off?
        1. Conservative
          Conservative 19 November 2018 23: 47
          +1
          turn on the logic

          currently the monarch of Australia is Elizabeth II

          there is unification in priority. Chinese, say, drones will not be engaged in strategic affairs there.

          Write about Australia as an independent player. This is the military-industrial complex of the Anglo-Saxons

          Although they could feed Israel with an order, but apparently not now. Guys have enough goodies.

  2. svp67
    svp67 19 November 2018 11: 40
    +3
    Who has such heavy UAVs now? The United States and China, China, Australia will definitely not "bow down" ...
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 November 2018 12: 05
      +4
      Israel has - Eitan. But, frankly, Reaper is cooler.
      1. svp67
        svp67 19 November 2018 12: 15
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        But, frankly, Reaper is cooler.

        Well, mean Israel - past the cash register
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 19 November 2018 12: 38
          +1
          Israel Germany sold (or rather leased - even more profitable) drones. Many more to whom. But we have the middle sector. In large drones (with jet engines), the United States leads.
  3. IGU
    IGU 19 November 2018 11: 40
    +2
    When will we have similar ones?
  4. kaschey
    kaschey 19 November 2018 11: 43
    -1
    And Australia, who excuse me, is going to drive these drones?
    Locust except that or kangaroos with Papuans. In general, they ordered to buy, refuse to somehow seem awkward ......
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 19 November 2018 11: 51
      +1
      It makes sense to monitor the coast so that migrants from Asia do not rush to the continent, as it is now from Africa to Europe.
    2. svp67
      svp67 19 November 2018 12: 17
      +3
      Quote: kaschey
      And Australia, who excuse me, is going to drive these drones?

      Well, nothing you you, my friend do not know. Whom to drive - Russian and Chinese, and to be honest, immigrants trying to illegally enter Australia
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 19 November 2018 12: 32
        0
        Quote: svp67
        .... Well, you’re nothing, you don’t know. Whom to drive - Russian and Chinese, ...

        Why be surprised? How many anti-Russian statements from them. Type of Balts about the threat.
    3. Pimply
      Pimply 19 November 2018 18: 13
      0
      Quote: kaschey

      And Australia, who excuse me, is going to drive these drones?
      Locust except that or kangaroos with Papuans. In general, they ordered to buy, refuse to somehow seem awkward ......


      China close
    4. Conservative
      Conservative 19 November 2018 23: 53
      +1
      In general, they ordered to buy, to refuse somehow uncomfortably, like ......


      they will also tell them later who they need to fight with and will fight 100%. They will send a contingent and will not go anywhere and will not even try to resist, if the UK says

      Tenders are announced because it is a law and officials follow its letter. Even if this is a complete profanity and this is also normal. So everywhere.
  5. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 19 November 2018 11: 44
    0
    What our Chinese comrades will answer. Is Russia at least once brought past a big hedgehog. I would like to watch from a high mountain how two tigers fight and wait until the corpse of the enemy is brought down the river, all according to Chinese cynical wisdom.
  6. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 19 November 2018 11: 51
    +2
    Quote: svp67
    ... Australia will definitely not "bow" to China ....

    She certainly won’t bow, she will go to China to patrol ... laughing
  7. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 19 November 2018 11: 59
    -1
    Who would doubt that the puppet pseudo-state will choose the weapon of the owner request
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 19 November 2018 12: 11
      +7
      Who is this pseudo? Australia is slowly but surely turning into one of the richest and most developed countries in the world.
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 19 November 2018 23: 56
        +1
        countries of the world

        Colonies.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 20 November 2018 00: 02
          +1
          By the same logic, Russia can be called a colony of China. What China orders, Russia sells to it: if they want oil, they get oil, they want the Su-35, "please," they want the S-400, "this minute."
          Only a colony, unlike Australia, does not get rich.
    2. Henderson
      Henderson 19 November 2018 13: 14
      0
      So far, no one in the world has more perfect weapons.
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  9. Kerensky
    Kerensky 19 November 2018 13: 39
    0
    Australian military announced plans to purchase in the United States seven drones MQ-4C Triton. The transaction is valued at 5,2 billion,

    Even if Australian, then all the same - an expensive pleasure. You can still walk around the market - it’s cheaper to search.