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In the USA: Sending new air defense systems to Riyadh may be pointless

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In light of the attack by Saudi oil facilities with drones and cruise missiles, the United States is sending assistance to Riyadh in the form of new air defense systems and maintenance personnel. However, a number of American military experts are convinced that the numerical buildup of the group will not fix systemic shortcomings and the efforts of the American government may prove futile.




The American portal Breaking Defense, which publishes notes on military subjects, posted an article in which it doubted the effectiveness of the supply of additional air defense systems of Saudi Arabia: it is expected that after the recent attacks carried out on September 14, a battery of Patriot, 200 anti-aircraft missile systems will go to the Middle East and four all-angle Sentinel radars.

Experts of the publication believe that the problem is that the existing US systems are not designed to stop low-flying and relatively cheap threats. And additional supplies of air defense systems may turn out to be pointless.

In a statement, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman noted that sending the new systems “will increase the air and missile defense of the kingdom’s critical military and civilian infrastructure.”

In parallel, Washington tried to attract allies to strengthen the military grouping in the region in light of the complication of relations with Iran. During his speech, Hoffman also indicated that he hoped that other countries opposing Iran would contribute to international efforts to strengthen the defense of Saudi Arabia.

The United States will also put two more Patriot batteries, along with a mobile defense system (THAAD) in standby mode for quick relocation and deployment.

See, but not beat


The radars currently in service with Saudi Arabia are capable of "looking" in only one direction. Sentinel radars can be installed at an elevation and “see” low-flying threats, as well as tracking targets in the 360 ° range.

Thus, new radars are likely to be able to detect drones and cruise missiles, similar to those with which they struck the Saudi Aramco refineries. However, the radar cannot fire on its own, and new threats must somehow be knocked down. The Patriot, in particular, is intended for firing at high-altitude targets, such as ballistic missiles (for example, Scud missiles) and jet aircraft, but not for protection against UAVs and other low-flying objects.

The fact that the United States and Saudi Arabia, which spent hundreds of billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment, was taken aback by a relatively simple and cheap means of destruction, caused alarming assessments among missile defense experts.

"Military Review" already Reported Washington’s concern over the failure to repulse the Saudi-style attack. According to Pentagon political leader John Ore, threats from such weapons and tactics developed faster than NATO's ability to adapt missile defense and radar systems to detect smaller and faster moving targets.

Experts say that the US Armed Forces have accelerated a number of projects to counter the threat over the past year, but the work is still far from complete.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 1 October 2019 14: 56
    +5
    Maybe it's better for them to cover up "Ali" .... But! Then the Chinese will start to get excited, and it is better not to quarrel with them now.
    1. Civil
      Civil 1 October 2019 15: 07
      +4
      Arabs even Saudi, even Egyptian, even Syrian - all in one repertoire.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 1 October 2019 15: 46
        +1
        I believe that the Americans themselves, the US special services in Yemen, were one way or another the provocateurs of the attack on the oil fields of the SA. For neither Iran, nor the SA itself - do not need a war between them at all!
        But Washington just wants this very much! Those. promptly draw the BV countries, including the CA itself, into the proxy war there between the United States and Iran!
        In any case, such an assumption cannot be ruled out for consideration of an attack on the oil fields of the SA!
        1. Kontrik
          Kontrik 1 October 2019 16: 00
          0
          Quote: Tatiana
          I believe that the Americans themselves were anyway the provocateurs of the attack on the oil fields of the SA - US intelligence agencies

          Is it not Israel that muddied all of this? Here is a triple benefit for it .. An attempt to provoke a retaliatory strike against Iran, if it does not work, then "disgrace" the US air defense and try to push its "iron dome" to the Saudis .. Well, Russia has also hinted at oil in price, all for you heh heh
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 1 October 2019 16: 21
            +4
            Quote: Kontrik
            But isn’t Israel muddied all this?

            Ha! Actually, as they say, "husband and wife are one Satan"!
            And also the interests of the so-called. A "GLOBAL STATE" in Washington itself cannot be ruled out either!

            1. Vitaly gusin
              Vitaly gusin 1 October 2019 17: 21
              -4
              Quote: Tatiana
              in Washington itself, too, cannot be ruled out!

              Once Heraclitus said:
              "Everything flows, everything changes"
              But he did not expect this to happen so slowly.

              Some 60 years have passed, but the seeds abandoned by the USSR are germinating today, although the one who threw it no longer exists, and the one whom they threw and are trying to throw, today it has only become stronger and looks at ALL your thoughts with a smile.
              1. Tatyana
                Tatyana 1 October 2019 17: 43
                +3
                Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                Some 60 years have passed, but the seeds abandoned by the USSR are germinating today, although the one who threw it no longer exists, and the one whom they threw and are trying to throw, today it has only become stronger and looks at ALL your thoughts with a smile.

                You can also boast that Zionism cannot be defeated in the world! And that Israel for this Zionism "love" all countries and peoples very much!
                1. Vitaly gusin
                  Vitaly gusin 1 October 2019 19: 24
                  0
                  Quote: Tatiana
                  You also boast that Zionism will not be defeated in the world!

                  I start with what I wrote above:
                  "It took some 60 years, but the seeds thrown by the USSR still sprout today, although the one who threw no longer exists "
                  And now we are starting educational program
                  Zionism (Heb. צִיּוֹנוּת, цийtsionut - from the name of Mount Zion in Jerusalem) is a political movement whose purpose is to the unification and revival of the Jewish people in their historical homeland - in Israel (Eretz Yisrael), BOLD POINT
                  Since the proclamation of the state of Israel, since 1948 it has come from around the world about 4 million people. in 2018, 35 thousand are new immigrants.ZIONIS
                  Quote: Tatiana
                  You still boast that Zionism will not be defeated in the world!

                  The USSR throughout its entire existence conducted anti-Zionist policies, and in 1975, together with Arab countries and satellite countries, adopted a resolution equating Zionism with racism, which in 1991, after the collapse of the USSR, it was canceled by the help of the same countries.
                  Win or not, you decide, but 2 million Jews left the USSR and Russia.
                  Quote: Tatiana
                  And that Israel for this Zionism "love" all countries and peoples very much!

                  Sorry, but everyone loves you?
                  The conservative Arab world understands that there are no more and more of them in European countries.
                  More advanced Arab countries today realize that there is a greater danger in the world than Zionism.
                  And your country today also refers to countries in which Zionism is the free desire of any Jew and does not prevent it.
                  PS The number of minuses does not affect historical REALITY.
                  1. Tatyana
                    Tatyana 1 October 2019 22: 43
                    +1
                    Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                    And now we are starting the educational program Zionism (Hebrew צִיּוֹנוּת, otsionut - from the name of Mount Zion in Jerusalem) - a political movement whose goal is to unite and revive the Jewish people in their historical homeland - in Israel (Eretz Israel), FAT POINT

                    Well, if you start educational program, then you also have educational information from me about what Zionism is now at my grandfather.

                    Alexander Dugin. What is Zionism. Posted: 13 June 2018


                    Philosopher Alexander Dugin tells what Zionism is as the state ideology of Israel. Why do Jews believe that they are a chosen people. What is the point of scattering Jews as a Jewish tradition. Why is Zionism, on the one hand, the continuation of Judaism, on the other - its refutation.
                    1. Vitaly gusin
                      Vitaly gusin 1 October 2019 23: 10
                      -1
                      Quote: Tatiana
                      Philosopher Alexander Dugin

                      March 11, 2015, the merits of Alexander Dugin were marked by the United States by making it name on the sanction list.
                      There is also a piece "MEIN KAMPF"
                      ALL STEEL WITHOUT COMMENTS.
                      1. Tatyana
                        Tatyana 1 October 2019 23: 53
                        +1
                        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                        11 March 2015 year the merits of Alexander Dugin were noted by the United States by adding his name to the sanctions list.
                        And what does that change? The unworthy US sanctions list is full of worthy and respected people.
                        On the contrary, it only proves that Dugin is telling the TRUTH!
                        Quote: Vitaly Gusin
                        There is also a piece "MEIN KAMPF"
                        And there is also the Talmud with its Jewish-racist laws.

                        In general, the historical radical national chauvinism has existed and exists among the Jews as well. And the concept of "Zionism" has long since exhausted its original religious and historical meaning.
                        Have the courage to admit the truth!
              2. Vitaly Tsymbal
                Vitaly Tsymbal 1 October 2019 19: 23
                +1
                For Vitaly Gusin (Vitaly Gusin) Are you talking about the seeds of the USSR from which the state of Israel arose? Or have you forgotten who, after the 2nd MV, supported the creation of a Jewish state, and who was against? The USSR was for the creation of Israel with only one goal - to reduce the influence of Great Britain in the Middle East. Because the Brits pathologically hate the Republic of Ingushetia - the USSR - the Russian Federation. And from the Anglo-Saxons the threat came to the USSR more than from the Jews. The seeds have sprouted and gave the expected shoots))) Now in the Middle East it does not smell like shaved !!!! The Arabs are fighting an "eternal war" with Israel, not allowing the Jews' appetites (not so much Israeli as American) to play out and distract attention from the Russian Federation))) So the seeds thrown by the USSR gave the expected shoots and fruits !!!!
                1. Vitaly gusin
                  Vitaly gusin 1 October 2019 20: 08
                  -1
                  Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                  The 2nd MV supported the creation of a Jewish state, and who was against it? The USSR was for the creation of Israel with only one goal - to reduce influence in the Middle East

                  I will answer only this part since the rest is a mixture not knowledge and propaganda
                  Yes you are right.
                  To the peak of Great Britain and then make another republic of the USSR.
                  Someone from the advanced said that the Great Jews were outlined two ways.
                  One way by Jesus Christ, the second way by Karl Marx, but the Jews were smart enough not to go these ways.
                  So they did not follow the path of Stalin.
                  And thanks to the diligence of the USSR, Israel received three wars, how they ended, you know.
                  What you graduated from the USSR you also know.
                  And what place in the world does Israel occupy if you wish, you can find out the same.
                  Calm down and accept reality, as your country's leadership has accepted.
                  1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                    Vitaly Tsymbal 2 October 2019 00: 01
                    +1
                    For Vitaly Gusin (Vitaly Gusin)
                    Is this the first time I hear that the USSR wanted to make another republic of the USSR? An interesting version of the story, if you have documents confirming this fact - please share (only documents, not links to speculations of alleged historians). Why then did the USSR transport Polish Jews to Israel, and not Jews from the USSR - among the Soviet communists there were many ideological communists who had not only experience of participating in the war on the side of the USSR, but also in state construction? Why, during the period of the 1947-49 War of Independence, only the USSR provided the main assistance (through Czechoslovakia), and the United States imposed a ban on the supply of weapons, Great Britain generally left arms to the Arabs and not only ...
                    Really in Israel began to learn history from American textbooks)))
                    I am a fatalist by conviction and took the disintegration of the USSR quite calmly))) But the collapse of the USSR and the loss of part of the territories did not destroy the state, which at different times was called differently: the Russian Empire - the USSR - the Russian Federation. A state that was created for more than 1000 years and which during this time both grew in territories and lost them, but continues to exist today. But the Jewish states (of which there were quite a few) did not exist for a long time. I hope that Israel, revived with the active participation of the state under the general name "RI-USSR-RF", will last for 1000 years.
                    1. Vitaly gusin
                      Vitaly gusin 2 October 2019 17: 05
                      0
                      Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                      For the first time I hear that the USSR wanted to make another republic of the USSR?

                      You took it too straightforwardly.
                      This is also what Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, etc. were.
                      Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                      if you have documents confirming this fact - please share (only documents, not links to speculations of supposedly historians).

                      I do not have access to the archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the KGB of the USSR.
                      But the fact that in Israel at that time went with red banners you can see
                      11 CONFERENCE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF ISRAEL, TEL AVIV, OCTOBER 1949

                      Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                      Russian Empire - USSR - RF. A state that has been created for more than 1000 years and which for this both grew in territories and lost them, but continues to exist today.

                      Why delve into 1000 years, take only 80 years and see the monarchical system of the country turns into communist and then into wild capitalism, even for a fatalist it is very difficult and difficult.
                      Quote: Vitaly Tsymbal
                      Israel revived with the active participation of the state under the general name "RI-USSR-RF"

                      Write directly, with the active participation of the USSR and in the future, with the same energy, who wanted to destroy it. And as you understand, modern Russia has nothing to do with either.
                      1. Vitaly Tsymbal
                        Vitaly Tsymbal 2 October 2019 20: 58
                        +1
                        For Vitaly Gusin (Vitaly Gusin)
                        1. You have a strange logic !!! For some reason, Jews should remember the oldest Jewish states in the Middle East, and Russians should be content only with the last 80 years))) Very strange !!!!!!!
                        2. In the post-war period, thanks to the decisive role of the peoples of the USSR (including Jews) Victory in the 2nd World War - the Great Patriotic War + plus the liberation campaign of the Soviet army in eastern Europe and Asia, almost everywhere went with the Red Banner the world and Israel is no exception. If necessary, I am ready to provide posters of communists from many countries of 1949)))
                        3. The USSR has never declared that it wants to destroy the Jewish state of Israel. The USSR wanted to prevent the seizure of Arab lands. It is hard to deny that after all the Israeli-Arab wars, the territory of the Jewish state did not increase. Thus, the USSR wanted to stop aggression against other countries that were then part of the so-called group of countries of socialist orientation. If you have documents confirming that the USSR set the task of destroying (namely destroying) the Jewish state - please submit !!!
                        Honestly, I am surprised by the attitude of former citizens of the USSR (not only Jews) to the history of that state on the land of which they were born !!! And annoying when these citizens begin to blame Russian for their problems !!!
          2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
            SERGEY SERGEEVICS 1 October 2019 16: 43
            +2
            Yes, and the whales themselves could do all this (they have much more benefit from all this.) Covered up by the Husits.
          3. Piramidon
            Piramidon 1 October 2019 17: 10
            +4
            Quote: Kontrik
            Is it not Israel that muddied all of this? Here is a triple benefit for it .. An attempt to provoke a retaliatory strike against Iran, if it does not work, then "disgrace" the US air defense and try to push its "iron dome" to the Saudis ..

            The same benefits to the Yankees. 1. They themselves need a reason to strike Iran. 2. To knock out finances in the budget for the development and improvement of air defense systems. 3. Increase your presence in BV
            1. Starover_Z
              Starover_Z 1 October 2019 17: 21
              0
              Quote: Piramidon
              The same benefits to the Yankees. 1. They themselves need a reason to strike Iran. 2. To knock out finances in the budget for the development and improvement of air defense systems.

              What's the point? If they themselves recognize
              existing US systems are not designed to stop low-flying and relatively cheap threats

              Here is the idea of ​​an asymmetric response to their air defense systems - kamikaze drones!
            2. Kontrik
              Kontrik 1 October 2019 18: 14
              0
              Quote: Piramidon
              The same benefits to the Yankees. 1. They themselves need a reason to strike Iran. 2. To knock out finances in the budget for the development and improvement of air defense systems. 3. Increase your presence in BV

              That's just what Trump is not profitable ... He is so far the only US president to do without fighting, although he is under very strong pressure .. They are even trying to impeach the Jewish Congress, not in vain they demand to give them a transcript of a conversation with Putin .. hehe They are afraid that the bastards are talking about them. What is in Russia, what is the most powerful lobby in the history of the world in the USA .. hi
          4. Rabioso
            Rabioso 1 October 2019 22: 09
            +1
            Why do we stir something up? They will devour each other even without us. And nobody is trying to shove the iron dome. They themselves would be glad to buy it but they can’t. We do not have official relations. Yes, and it is unlikely that ours would be sold to them. The benefits are benefits, but our corporations are limited in their choice of partners and permissions. Are you ready to put your weapons in even to a potential adversary
        2. gsev
          gsev 1 October 2019 17: 16
          +1
          Quote: Tatiana
          For neither Iran, nor the SA itself - do not need a war between them at all!

          If the Hussites intend to stop the aggression of the SA, they must repeat these attacks until the SA has managed to modernize its air defense and find tactics and weapons against this threat. The losses of the SA during this attack apparently exceeded all previous costs from the invasion of Yemen. In addition, a dozen repeated attacks will force (albeit even less successful) SAs to make arms purchases faster and accordingly there will be no time to optimize the costs of arms purchases and bargain with potential suppliers. Moreover, the costs of the Yemenis during the attack are minimal.
        3. skif8013
          skif8013 1 October 2019 21: 24
          0
          Quote: Tatiana
          I believe that the Americans themselves, the US special services in Yemen, were one way or another the provocateurs of the attack on the oil fields of the SA. For neither Iran, nor the SA itself - do not need a war between them at all!
          But Washington just wants this very much! Those. promptly draw the BV countries, including the CA itself, into the proxy war there between the United States and Iran!
          In any case, such an assumption cannot be ruled out for consideration of an attack on the oil fields of the SA!

          I doubt very much that the United States has planted such a poop for itself. So to lower your missile defense is idiocy at least.
      2. Greg Miller
        Greg Miller 1 October 2019 19: 00
        0
        Quote: Civil
        In the USA: Sending new air defense systems to Riyadh may be pointless

        This is from the category: "What's the point of having 3 queens on the board if you don't know how to play chess!"
  2. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 1 October 2019 14: 57
    +2
    First you need to find out who attacked.
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 1 October 2019 15: 42
      +1
      This is the basic rule of the Americans. Find out who attacked, or appoint such and Tomahawks, B-52, as well as other "joys" of life. But they have nothing to reflect the blow with. We only got used to hitting the little ones, and not getting in the face.
      Compare the price of a Patriot rocket with the cost of a drone. But you can’t get anywhere, because it will do much more damage. And here is the fact that the Patriot is not intended for shooting at low-altitude targets, the minimum height of interception is 60 meters.
    2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      SERGEY SERGEEVICS 1 October 2019 16: 24
      +1
      Quote: Ravil_Asnafovich
      First you need to find out who attacked.

      And who will find out? They themselves, against themselves, will not give evidence. So everything will go unpunished.
  3. HAM
    HAM 1 October 2019 14: 57
    +2
    The Hussites will use something new, they are creative guys ... for example, they will dig tunnels ..
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 October 2019 16: 26
      0
      Yes, everything can be cooler - the Hussites will have shock drones with supersonic sound.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 1 October 2019 16: 41
        +1
        Want to do something new, take the old and improve

        aircraft weight - 11,45 tons;
        take-off weight - 35,61 tons;
        fuel weight - 16,6 tons;
        Power plant - 1hTRDF R-15K-300 with a thrust of 10000 kgf;
        Accelerator 2xPRD-52 with a total thrust of 160000kg;
        Wing length - 8,41 meters;
        The length of the aircraft is 27,83 meters;
        the height of the aircraft is 4,78 meters;
        Speed ​​- 2700 km \ h.
        range - 3680 kilometers;
        flight altitude - up to 22800 meters. The drummer will turn out to be the most powerful both in range, in speed and in the warhead, and most importantly, the control equipment for all electronic warfare systems will not care.
        1. siberalt
          siberalt 1 October 2019 16: 59
          0
          The height will be small even for the lower layer of the ionosphere. Then where does the electronic warfare? Nobody has yet reached the laser electronic warfare. Megawatt batteries have not yet been invented.
          1. Vadim237
            Vadim237 1 October 2019 17: 32
            -1
            Hypothetically, this can fly at an altitude of 50 meters.
  4. kventinasd
    kventinasd 1 October 2019 14: 59
    +7
    See, but not beat
    laughing
  5. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 1 October 2019 15: 00
    +2
    An additional contingent will come in handy ... let everyone hand out butterfly nets on large poles and let them catch laughing if patricks don't see them wassat
  6. rocket757
    rocket757 1 October 2019 15: 04
    +2
    Like this. Who is stronger, SWORD or SHIELD ??? in this case, light "darts" were launched, and the shield did not even jump in their direction, which would protect the "belly" ..... and he, the "belly" suddenly got sick!
    The question is, why more "shield", more and more, if they will lie idle.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 1 October 2019 15: 14
      +5
      MIM-104 Patriot is traditionally weak air defense.
      In 1992, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Oversight issued a report evaluating the effectiveness of missile defense systems delivered by the American army and its allies by Raytheon Corporation.
      Among other things, the congressional investigation team found that the first use of Patriot missile systems during the Persian Gulf war "can hardly be called successful, given that less than 9% of missiles launched intercepted their targets."
      As follows from the report, "society and congress were misled by the decisive statements of the presidential administration and representatives of Raytheon about their successful use during and after the war."
      Despite such a long history of the dubious effectiveness of the Patriot system, Raytheon Corporation continues to earn billions of dollars from its supplies. So, in 2017, the Pentagon signed with Raytheon a series of contracts for Patriot systems totaling $ 3,8 billion.

      https://russian.rt.com/world/article/669905-patriot-saudovskaya-araviya-zaschita
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 1 October 2019 15: 18
      +4
      The question is, why more "shield", more and more, if they will lie idle.

      Maybe the Saudis want from MIM-104 how to build the Great Saudi Wall out of bricks, following the example of the Great Wall of China? Then such a wall will definitely protect against low-flying cruise missiles.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 1 October 2019 16: 40
        +1
        Arguing, proving on the topic is useless. Even such an indicative bummer, not the first by the way, will not convince the adherents of the acts of "maid in striping, then cool" in something opposite! And the Yankees defend their commercial interests to the end, competitors, in any way!
        There will be a process of replacing suppliers in some places, some way, especially if the striped ones do not upgrade their air defense systems, but it will be difficult and "bloody"!
  7. Alexey from Perm
    Alexey from Perm 1 October 2019 15: 07
    +3
    Money and oil above all, and do not care that the Saudis killed and dismembered a man in his embassy. The hypocrisy of the Anglo-Saxons knows no bounds.
  8. Honest Citizen
    Honest Citizen 1 October 2019 15: 09
    +2
    Here's the real thing: the problems of the Saudis and the staff do not care about the word "at all."
    And if the Houthis "zhahnut" again, I will only be glad. And I'll even wave a glass for this.
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 1 October 2019 15: 26
      +4
      You are drunk, one of these days the column of equipment was completely broken
      1. Honest Citizen
        Honest Citizen 1 October 2019 15: 38
        0
        Well, if every day they will bring down the columns and "lower" the air defense system, then I will get drunk ... and so - rare attacks ...
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 1 October 2019 17: 58
          -1
          Not so rare, just not covered in the news
    2. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 1 October 2019 16: 11
      +1
      Quote: Honest Citizen
      And if the Houthis "zhahnut" again, I will only be glad. And I'll even wave a glass for this.

      And together with you all the Tula KBP and Almaz-Antey, well, half the country at the same time.
      1. Honest Citizen
        Honest Citizen 1 October 2019 16: 23
        0
        Well, half the country at the same time

        Arrange a flash mob :) I drank a stack for the Hussites - tell another :)
  9. Operator
    Operator 1 October 2019 15: 11
    +4
    "Sentinel radars can be elevated and 'see' low-flying threats"

    It still doesn’t work out - the Saudi oil refineries are located in a rocky desert with a hilly topography and numerous ravines along dry riverbeds below the radio horizon during the shaving flight of UAVs and the Kyrgyz Republic along a previously laid route.

    PS In the 2000 year, I personally checked out such a place in the Judean desert on the approaches to the air defense zones of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa bully
  10. Stalllker
    Stalllker 1 October 2019 15: 21
    +2
    Yes, it is clear that this is stupidity and simple economic interest. It would be great if Russia enters this "Persian" market, our president suggested at the time!)
  11. Lexus
    Lexus 1 October 2019 15: 32
    0
    Failed that the "Patriots" Houthis will be affected.
  12. dima314
    dima314 1 October 2019 15: 38
    +3
    the main thing is to sell, and there you can ask the Iranians to bang once more on the oil production of the Saudis and it will be possible to modernize all these complexes for bad money). Nobody needs a big war now, but small ones and preparation for them is quite a profitable business!
  13. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 1 October 2019 15: 48
    +1
    let the Israeli "iron dome" be installed, there will be much more sense ... but proud Arabs are unlikely to go for it, because there will be a blow to the image of the US military-industrial complex ...
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      SERGEY SERGEEVICS 1 October 2019 16: 37
      +2
      let the Israeli "iron dome" be installed, there will be much more sense ...

      The Patriot has already shown his drawbacks in the case here, the same situation will be with their dome and no one will publicly humiliate him, they will not bet and the stripes will continue to deliver their patriotics to them and for which they will receive good money.
      but proud Arabs are unlikely to do this,

      Here everything will be the other way around, Israel will not agree to this and will not agree.
  14. Masha
    Masha 1 October 2019 15: 50
    +1
    Window dressing ???? recourse
    We are not alone in suffering ...
    Maybe a clean bluff ???
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 October 2019 16: 30
      0
      In fact, the United States simply has nothing to offer in terms of air defense, from subsonic low-flying UAVs and cruise missiles - Volcanoes and Stingers are also not suitable for such tasks.
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  16. The popuas
    The popuas 1 October 2019 17: 00
    0
    That the brain did not break bully ... Military Review has already reported Washington's dismay at the inability to repulse the Saudi-style attack.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 1 October 2019 18: 14
    0
    And what did almost 100 f15 with AFAR and Krotal air defense system do? So nothing sounded. And 3pcs E-3?
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 1 October 2019 22: 50
      -1
      We sat on the take-off of the belly, played cards, played, plumped and so on - well, you know these Arabs.
  18. APASUS
    APASUS 1 October 2019 18: 50
    0
    I still envy the Americans! It is necessary to vpendyurit the blind air defense system so competently to your ally, and after you "screwed up", vpendyurit again!
    I do not think that the delivered batch of air defense systems from the United States was delivered free
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 2 October 2019 12: 42
      0
      Much deeper .... The SA sells oil, stores all the loot in the States, the states can arrest it simply by the decision of its court and the jambs of the SA above the roof. That’s all. It is necessary or not necessary. So that the money does not tear
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 2 October 2019 18: 15
        0
        Quote: Zaurbek
        Much deeper .... The SA sells oil, stores all the loot in the States, the states can arrest it simply by the decision of its court and the jambs of the SA above the roof. That’s all. It is necessary or not necessary. So that the money does not tear

        Mutually beneficial cooperation is more likely here. If the CA refuses to accept the dollar for oil, it will drop the American currency very significantly and no US military might help, the crisis will be a disaster for the Americans. That's why the Americans forgive the jambs of the CA
  19. Shahno
    Shahno 1 October 2019 19: 20
    +1
    Quote: Tatiana
    Quote: Kontrik
    But isn’t Israel muddied all this?

    Ha! Actually, as they say, "husband and wife are one Satan"!
    And also the interests of the so-called. A "GLOBAL STATE" in Washington itself cannot be ruled out either!


    Israel is not up to that month two now.
    Now no one will conclude any serious contracts.
    And so it seemed like an appeal from the Pentagon to the Ministry of Defense and to our General Staff was asked to help ...
    We are unlikely to be involved in the attacks now, although maybe I don’t know something. No one will rock the boat now.
  20. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 1 October 2019 19: 55
    0
    Sending new air defense systems to Riyadh may be pointless
    Who would doubt that. Without a shell, a system cannot be built.
  21. Chaldon48
    Chaldon48 1 October 2019 20: 58
    +1
    Expensive American equipment can bring down only the most expensive, against cheap it is powerless!
  22. Black owerlord
    Black owerlord 1 October 2019 23: 05
    0
    I bought a rocket, I didn’t buy a rocket!