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US blocked F-16 deal between Israel and Croatia

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The Israeli Defense Ministry officially notified colleagues from Croatia about the impossibility to fulfill the agreement on the supply of F-16 fighters because of the US position, reports RIA News.



In March last year, the Croatian Defense Ministry announced that Israel had won a tender for the sale of the used, but modernized F-16 “Barak” fighter jets to the country, offering the best conditions.

The deal would have cost the Croatian budget $ 500 million. It was assumed that for this money Croatia would receive 12 aircraft, two flight simulators and pilot training services.

However, the United States blocked deliveries, already called Croatian journalists "deal of the century."

Unfortunately, the United States did not give the appropriate permission to supply Israeli aircraft F-16 "Barak" to the Republic of Croatia,
said the head of the Croatian Defense Ministry Damir Krstichevich after a meeting with the Director General of the Israeli Defense Ministry Udi Adam. Negotiations took place on Thursday in Zagreb.

Recall the tender for the supply of fighter aircraft was announced in 2017 year. In addition to Israel, it was attended by Greece, Sweden and the United States. That is, Israel and the United States were direct competitors. The Israelis won, but could not reach agreement on the supply of aircraft from the country of origin.

It is reported that Israel promised to deliver fighters with a modernized avionics system to Croatia. However, the United States demanded "clean" fighters from improvements. Used F-16 should have replaced the outdated Soviet-made MiG-21.
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  1. Andrey Chistyakov
    Andrey Chistyakov 11 January 2019 08: 59
    +5
    As in the song ... "About Friends-Comrades" ...
    1. Russia
      Russia 11 January 2019 09: 23
      +13
      The most interesting thing is that in this situation the Americans paused, waited until everyone kissed, they sat in the cockpit of the aircraft. smile
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 11 January 2019 09: 25
        +12
        R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№ hi Another example of "fair competition" from mattresses, nothing new ...
        1. Russia
          Russia 11 January 2019 09: 28
          +5
          Greetings Paul hi Just pins their attitude to their upreaders. Could immediately cool hot heads. smile
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 11 January 2019 09: 31
            +9
            Quote: Rusland
            Could immediately cool hot heads.

            But it's boring. It is much more fun and insidious in the final stage to give a wet fish in the face. wink
      2. Same lech
        Same lech 11 January 2019 09: 30
        +1
        Sadists smile still enjoyed it ... bent the natives.
        1. IL-18
          IL-18 11 January 2019 13: 36
          0
          Quote: The same LYOKHA
          enjoyed it ... bent down

          This is because Kolinda (a very beautiful woman) went to Moscow at the World Cup in football without approval.
    2. Megatron
      Megatron 11 January 2019 09: 45
      +2
      Let the retired Barack send them .... for 500 million!
    3. svp67
      svp67 11 January 2019 11: 40
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
      As in the song ... "About friends and comrades" ..

      As in life: "business and nothing personal"
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 11 January 2019 09: 00
    +9
    Contacting the United States will receive a gift ... it has become too noticeable that those who are in any way connected with the United States in trade in politics, any agreements or are in the dollar system are completely and completely dependent on the United States.
    This is fraught with a loss of independence for the third world countries at first economic and then political ... too clearly it climbs out.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 11 January 2019 09: 08
      -1
      Quote: The same Lech
      Contacting the United States will receive a gift ... it has become too noticeable that those who are in any way connected with the United States in trade in politics, any agreements or are in the dollar system are completely and completely dependent on the United States.
      This is fraught with a loss of independence for the third world countries at first economic and then political ... too clearly it climbs out.

      Unpleasant, but the United States is in its own right. I think that the Russian Federation also does not like it when someone beats off its arms markets. It is enough to look at the pressure of the Russian Defense Ministry on India's revision of the contract for the purchase of military air defense systems. Including the threat is used to block the sale, t / c in South Korean systems used Russian intellectual property.
      1. Altona
        Altona 11 January 2019 09: 22
        +3
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Unpleasant, but the United States is in its own right. I think that the Russian Federation also does not like it when someone beats off its arms markets. It is enough to look at the pressure of the Russian Defense Ministry on India's revision of the contract for the purchase of military air defense systems. Including the threat is used to block the sale, t / c in South Korean systems used Russian intellectual property.

        -------------------
        You are confusing, dear, relatively fair competition and overt forceful pressure based on "intellectual property rights" or something similar. Now any cartridge, issued in the United States, apparently still mentally "belongs" to them, and you are given a kind of use for money. So the nonsense about the "invisible hand of the market" has again self-covered. There is no "invisible" hand, but there is quite a shaggy paw that bends at the last moment any participant in the "market".
      2. Same lech
        Same lech 11 January 2019 09: 26
        0
        South Korean systems use Russian intellectual property.

        Oh how ... belay I didn’t know about it ... what did the Koreans need from us.
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 11 January 2019 09: 39
      +6
      So, the sale of Russian Super Jets to Iran was also banned by Amers due to 10% of the Yues components. In this case, the entire glider with an American motor
  3. Vlad 63
    Vlad 63 11 January 2019 09: 07
    +6
    And which one is the greater Jew?
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 11 January 2019 09: 11
    +2
    Nothing personal ... But "grandmothers" - here ... wassat
  5. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 11 January 2019 09: 13
    +5
    The Israeli military business had to hurry up and rename these F-16s and Barakas to Trump. Maybe it would work. wassat
  6. irazum
    irazum 11 January 2019 09: 13
    -4
    American weapons, as a result, do not spread around the world like cockroaches, unlike the Soviet ...
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 11 January 2019 09: 29
      +1
      American weapons, as a result, do not spread around the world like cockroaches, unlike the Soviet ...

      Ничего подобного.
      US small arms walk around the world ... after 2008, something from the US military depots appeared in our warehouses ... migrated through the Georgians.
    2. Lieutenant Senior
      Lieutenant Senior 11 January 2019 11: 06
      +3
      American weapons, as a result, do not spread around the world like cockroaches


      Yes, you say, then why do our people drive around Lugansk in a Humvee, and at the Donetsk airport they found a bunch of American small arms after the elimination of "cyborgs"?
      Where does the good come from?
      1. irazum
        irazum 11 January 2019 18: 17
        0
        It's one thing when you use a weapon captured "in battle". This is a trophy. And it is quite another matter when you supply weapons to one country, and they then ship (sell) them to the devil wherever they go, without asking or even informing the supplier. There are a lot of such examples.
  7. Gerklim
    Gerklim 11 January 2019 09: 16
    +1
    Surprise to Israel from its best friends and partners. And the main ally.
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 January 2019 09: 17
    +4
    Israel and the US are direct competitors
    It turns out that the chest just opens. Friendship is friendship, and tobacco (money) apart. Perhaps that is why the Americans decided to sweeten a little by going to buy the "Iron Dome" from Israel?
  9. stalki
    stalki 11 January 2019 09: 24
    -1
    Fsham do not need strong third world countries.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 11 January 2019 09: 40
      +1
      Is Israel a Third World Country?
      1. stalki
        stalki 11 January 2019 09: 41
        0
        Am I talking about Israel?
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 11 January 2019 09: 42
          +1
          If you are talking about Croatia, then the F-16 will not bring it to the forefront
          1. stalki
            stalki 11 January 2019 09: 54
            +1
            And it’s enough that technology can creep.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 11 January 2019 10: 28
              +1
              Israeli - of course, only in order to put them into production, we need the scientific and industrial base of the Russian Federation or China. Turkey itself, for example, will not “raise them”.
  10. Magic archer
    Magic archer 11 January 2019 09: 26
    +3
    States often do this. They do not care about the opinions of others. Remember how the Jews created Lavi and how it ended. But it is Israel that is the main ally for mattresses in the Middle East! But the states treat it as a vassal and not as an equal.
    1. mkop
      mkop 11 January 2019 11: 49
      0
      Is there any other country on the planet that the USA would have a different attitude to? Well, at least one ... As long as they sit and do not blather - then everything is fine, as soon as they dare to say something against it - everything, put out the light.
  11. afrikanez
    afrikanez 11 January 2019 09: 28
    0
    One thing is not clear, the planes are the property of Israel. What does the country of manufacture, with its right to ban ???? recourse
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 11 January 2019 09: 35
      0
      The seller sells you a spoon to the plate, for example to you or me, and in the contract of sale says that you can’t give the spoon or part of the spoon to sell to the neighbor without the consent of the dealer ... here, in general, the one who agrees to such a deal is to blame.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 11 January 2019 10: 00
        +1
        Quote: afrikanez
        One thing is not clear, the planes are the property of Israel. What does the country of manufacture, with its right to ban ????

        Israel has special conditions in the states at a discount on cost, and they beat on their hands so as not to dump at the price of IMHO.
    2. ender
      ender 11 January 2019 09: 57
      +2
      as regards weapons, a ban on transfer (resale) to third countries is common
  12. Nikolai Petrov
    Nikolai Petrov 11 January 2019 10: 48
    -2
    And sho so? After "repairing" their MiGs by the Sumerians, the Croats decided to buy the F-16 from the kosher ones?
    In this case, even with all the disrespect for kosher, they are now more decent "non-brothers".
  13. rocket757
    rocket757 11 January 2019 10: 48
    0
    Separate the tobacco! After all, nothing new .... business, nothing personal.
  14. demiurg
    demiurg 11 January 2019 11: 09
    0
    In general, it is somehow strange. Even the Americans themselves will sell block 70 to anyone who comes with a thick wallet.
    Israeli cars are also stuffed, but with kosher avionics. Indeed, for any question, the secrecy of equipment is not. Is the situation with Kfir repeated? Is Israel still not allowed to trade fighter jets?
    Dear inhabitants of the promised land, your opinion on the event is interesting.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 January 2019 14: 35
      +4
      The problem, as I understand it, is not the planes themselves, but some devices and systems
      Israeli-made 4 ++ aircraft installed on them.
      On these systems, joint Israeli-American and American patents.
      Which are installed on American fighters, too. Americans are afraid of the leak of secrets.
      If Israel dismantled such systems, then the Americans would not mind selling.
      But such "castrated" F-16s would not interest Croatia.
      The overlay happened in the form of Israel: such things are checked in advance.
      The deputy minister of defense went to Croatia to apologize. You may have to pay a penalty ..
      1. Wolf
        Wolf 11 January 2019 16: 12
        +1
        Vojaka most importantly here is that Israel wanted to sell a 4+ or 4 ++ generation aircraft to Croatia. Today Croatia is the heir to Nazi Croatia 1941-1945! There the Nazis beat Ustasha. They killed well and there are a lot of lograh not only for Serbs but also for Jews! You may have learned this from Moshe Dayan. Eta novo Ustašia uz helped NATO in the 90s drove somewhere about 490.000 Serbs from Croatia. And today, in 2019, did you want to sell the plane to Croatia, when the Serbs have nothing approximate? This maxim is nothing personal, because business is decently disgusting. Plunuli vi not only on Serbia but also on Yevreya kill in WWII. What will they tell you?
        This is good!
  15. nafanal
    nafanal 11 January 2019 12: 51
    0
    It’s not a bad thing among the Croats .. That Ukrainians threw to repair the twinks .. Now the Americans .. Karma chtol they have such ..
  16. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 11 January 2019 13: 34
    0
    Famous American proverb, Business and not that personal!
    No koment!
    1. Professor
      Professor 11 January 2019 15: 13
      +1
      Quote: Fantazer911
      Famous American proverb, Business and not that personal!

      It is a business. Resale of American weapons is carried out only with their permission. They did not give permission. We will have to fly on F-16 ourselves or look for other buyers. Another thing is with Soviet technology in Israel. They sold it to anyone they wanted without asking the consent of the USSR.

      Quote: Fantazer911
      No koment!

      Correctly write like this: No Comment.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 11 January 2019 15: 31
        +1
        Quote: Professor
        Another thing is with Soviet technology in Israel. They sold it to anyone they wanted without asking the consent of the USSR.

        Yes, you spit on everyone, the acre of the United States, and if it is very hardy, then put them on the device.
        1. Professor
          Professor 11 January 2019 15: 40
          +1
          Quote: Dym71
          Yes, you spit on everyone, the acre of the United States, and if it is very hardy, then put them on the device.

          Israel has never violated a single commitment. Learn. fellow
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 11 January 2019 15: 47
            +1
            Quote: Professor
            Israel has never violated a single commitment.

            Israel is a small bird, but proud! winked

            The crest symbolizes hutspu! wink
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 11 January 2019 16: 04
              0
              Does shaw symbolize beak? hi
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            2. Professor
              Professor 11 January 2019 16: 51
              0
              Quote: Dym71
              Israel is a small bird, but proud!

              The greatness of a country today is not determined by the size of its territory, CEP, but primarily by the way it cares about its citizens.
              1. Dym71
                Dym71 11 January 2019 16: 54
                +2
                That is about the crest Do you agree, Prof? wassat
                1. Professor
                  Professor 11 January 2019 18: 06
                  0
                  Quote: Dym71
                  That is about the crest Do you agree, Prof? wassat

                  I do not feed the trolls, but only sometimes feed.
                  1. Krasnodar
                    Krasnodar 11 January 2019 18: 08
                    0
                    Oleg, a man is harmlessly kidding)).
                    1. Dym71
                      Dym71 11 January 2019 18: 26
                      +3
                      Krasnodar, yes, he understands everything, he simply did not find what to say right away, so he turned on the toggle switch in the "smart guy" position, and arguing with him about something or proving something, in this state of snobbery ("samadhi"), is useless, it's easier for a dead cat kiss ass. Prof, it was the case that he denied the presence of rabbinical courts in Israel, so his compatriots twisted their fingers at his temples and laid out the addresses of the courts, but where there ... winked
                      ps You’ll forgive me for being without you, professore hi
                  2. Dym71
                    Dym71 11 January 2019 18: 35
                    +3
                    Quote: Professor
                    I do not feed the trolls, but only sometimes feed.

                    Ken, Ken, Ken, and I’m a reader on Wikipedia, and you’re a writer lol
      2. Fantazer911
        Fantazer911 11 January 2019 19: 35
        +1
        OK, no comment.
  17. Wolf
    Wolf 11 January 2019 15: 59
    0
    Most important:
    [quote] However, the US demanded to "clean" the fighter from improvements / quote]
    Why vapros?