Saudi Arabia wants to serve Patriot SAM systems on its own


Saudi Arabia signs an agreement with the American company Raytheon, related to the maintenance of Patriot air defense systems. We are talking about an agreement that involves the localization of technical maintenance of complexes by Saudi specialists. Until now, the maintenance of anti-aircraft missile systems was carried out exclusively by the American side.


It is reported that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is taking such a step in connection with "the desire to reduce the dependence of the Saudi economy on oil" and the need to create new jobs in high-tech areas.

Riyadh plans to create 2030 thousand new jobs in the military-industrial complex by 40. The service system for American equipment, which in Saudi Arabia is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, is included in this program.

Ahmed Al-Okhali, the head of the Saudi Arabian military industry’s main department, notes that the agreement under discussion with the American company reflects the growing Saudi capabilities in military science and technology. At the same time, in Riyadh they do not report how much money from the royal treasury is going to spend on the localization of technical maintenance of American air defense-missile defense systems.
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  1. Terenin 28 December 2019 19: 11 New
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    Saudi Arabia wants to serve Patriot SAM systems on its own

    From the title you can understand what the Saudis want to serve calculation of air defense systems - from haircuts to soft drinks
    1. TermNachTer 28 December 2019 19: 37 New
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      But is it worth it - should the Arabs put their clumsy little hands in such complicated things as ZKR? No, well, wash the PU there - paint or the radar antenna, but it’s not worth it further.
      1. ltc35 28 December 2019 20: 03 New
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        Better let them do what they do best - pump oil and herd camels. They themselves do not really know anything.
        1. Simon 28 December 2019 20: 22 New
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          Yes, let them do it, all the same, the Patriot air defense system is already completely out of date, at least do something with it.
          1. TermNachTer 28 December 2019 20: 27 New
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            Old or not, but so far efficient, although not by much, judging by recent events. And when "crazy hands" dig deeper into it - only to the landfill.
            1. Spartanez300 28 December 2019 21: 42 New
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              With the upcoming Airborne Forces and all, we have 33 degrees in Irkutsk !!!
              1. TermNachTer 28 December 2019 22: 22 New
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                And you do not get sick, you have fun. With us +
              2. Grits 29 December 2019 03: 23 New
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                Quote: Spartanez300
                With the upcoming Airborne Forces and all, we have 33 degrees in Irkutsk !!!

                But what about diving into fountains? belay
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      2. Dym71 28 December 2019 20: 07 New
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        Quote: TermNachTER
        But is it worth it - should the Arabs put their clumsy little hands in such complicated things as ZKR?

        To no, yes! wassat
      3. Observer2014 28 December 2019 20: 08 New
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        Quote: TermNachTER
        But is it worth it - should the Arabs put their clumsy little hands in such complicated things as ZKR? No, well, wash the PU there - paint or the radar antenna, but it’s not worth it further.

        laughing And do not say. The SAM is a serious thing. yes bully
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      5. Gray brother 29 December 2019 05: 31 New
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        Quote: TermNachTER
        But is it worth it - should the Arabs put their clumsy little hands in such complicated things as ZKR?

        They don’t lose anything much - the MLRS is a relatively simple thing.
        1. TermNachTer 29 December 2019 14: 42 New
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          Yes, but remaking the Patriot at the MLRS will cost a lot.
          1. Gray brother 29 December 2019 15: 16 New
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            Quote: TermNachTER
            Yes, but remaking the Patriot at the MLRS will cost a lot.

            They have already bought in this configuration.
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    3. Woland 28 December 2019 22: 55 New
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      Funny!. I love people with a sense of humor!
  2. knn54 28 December 2019 19: 20 New
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    It doesn’t matter where the hands grow from, if only they are "golden."
    1. Tersky 28 December 2019 19: 58 New
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      Quote: knn54
      It doesn’t matter where the hands grow from, if only they are "golden."

      In their case, and "diamond" will not help. Oddly enough for them, but they also need a head, and they only eat into it. Yes, the Saudis have 8 universities and 25000 schools, but there is neither nuclear energy, nor military industrial complex, nor any meaningful industry, except for the production of luxury goods.
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    2. TermNachTer 28 December 2019 20: 29 New
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      Yeah, it reminds an old joke - "the guy has zloty hands, for which he will not undertake - he turns everything into r ...".
  3. Kibl 28 December 2019 19: 26 New
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    Yeah, wait a minute! And the Americans are already in a low start position. American service is prescribed in supply contracts. So they gave such a tidbit! Ha!
    1. Nyrobsky 28 December 2019 20: 56 New
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      Quote: KIBL
      Yeah, wait a minute! And the Americans are already in a low start position. American service is prescribed in supply contracts. So they gave such a tidbit! Ha!

      And the recent case of shooting at a training center for training pilots in the United States, where a Saudi cadet shot several Americans, does not add optimism to the Americans. After this incident, they have so far turned off the training of the Saudi military.
  4. Thrifty 28 December 2019 19: 27 New
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    Earlier, their camels will learn how to repair equipment than the Saudis themselves! !!
    1. Woland 28 December 2019 22: 59 New
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      Guys. Well, are you really like that? When was the last time you were in a circus? Probably, a long time ago So, I hasten to please you, now even bears ride motorcycles there.
  5. Thrifty 28 December 2019 19: 29 New
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    After their "service" missiles will totally hit their own launchers belay
  6. tarakan 28 December 2019 19: 47 New
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    In Arabia, the engineers are mostly Russian-speaking, or Europe.
    I forgot about the Jews, but they are everywhere (no offense, good joke drinks
  7. vanavatny 28 December 2019 19: 53 New
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    will this increase their effectiveness? And even so there are complaints ...
  8. Gennady Fomkin 28 December 2019 20: 18 New
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    In the near future, Russia will consider options for a gradual exit from the OPEC + deal, said Energy Minister Alexander Novak in an interview with Russia 24. laughing Three times took decisions by OPEC to reduce production and once - to increase. And each time they led to the desired result. And since it is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure growth, the chances of reducing quotas are higher.

    Therefore, next year I am waiting for an increase in oil prices. It will not be ceremonial, it will have ups and downs, but Brent will most likely complete the year in the range of $ 70-80. And now, at the request of the Ministry of Energy, for our friends from the sunny OPEC this song sounds: https: //youtu.be/10w2_D6P6jM from VIA Gems laughing
  9. Tank jacket 28 December 2019 21: 19 New
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    The Saudis are so naive ... Tomorrow Uncle Sam will say that Saudi Arabia is a dictatorship and tyranny and will start bombing like Iraq, and Patriot will be removed remotely from the Pentagon laughing And no maintenance will help ...
  10. sergo1914 28 December 2019 23: 30 New
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    Who missed the beautiful herbarium of maple leaves?
    1. sergo1914 28 December 2019 23: 38 New
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      Quote: sergo1914
      Who missed the beautiful herbarium of maple leaves?


      The taxi includes 4 and in Canada ...
  11. maidan.izrailovich 29 December 2019 03: 29 New
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    Want is not harmful.... crying
  12. Paul Siebert 29 December 2019 04: 36 New
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    This chump will coax!
    For more than a decade, they have been fighting the Hussite tribes in Yemen.
    Armed Chinese AK and Iranian missiles from drainpipes.
    Defeat them first, Arab Lions!
    But no - so far only defeat after defeat, shame after shame!
    Serve the Patriots they are going to!
    Take care of camels and serve hookahs!