Military Review

US intends to sell 50 F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates

52
US intends to sell 50 F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates

The US Department of State has notified Congress of its intention to sell fifth generation F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This was stated by the chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee Eliot Engel.


This technology will significantly alter the military balance in the Persian Gulf and affect Israel's military superiority. The export of this aircraft requires very careful consideration and Congress must consider all the implications. It is not in anyone's interest to rush these sales

- said in a statement to Engel.

In turn, according to CNN, citing two Democratic aides in the US Congress, the arms package planned for sale to the UAE includes 50 F-35 fighters worth $ 10,4 billion.

Meanwhile, the US State Department declined to comment on the alleged sale of F-35 fighters to the UAE.

(...) in accordance with policy, the department does not publicly endorse or comment on proposed defense sales or transfers until they have been formally notified to Congress

- said a spokesman for the State Department.

The beginning of an unofficial sale process traditionally means that in a few months the country will receive the weapons in question.

Note that if Congress approves the possible sale, the UAE will become the second country in the Middle East to have fifth generation fighters in service. Currently, only Israel operates the F-35 in the region.
52 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must to register.

I have an account? Sign in

  1. EXPrompt
    EXPrompt 30 October 2020 11: 03
    -3
    If you want to bankrupt the state - sell them the F35.
    1. And Makarov
      And Makarov 30 October 2020 11: 07
      15
      The F-35 alone cannot bankrupt the Emirates. Here you need to work comprehensively smile
      1. Alexander Suvorov
        Alexander Suvorov 30 October 2020 11: 15
        18
        And Makarov (Alexey)
        The F-35 alone cannot bankrupt the Emirates. You need to work comprehensively here smile
        Yeah, in addition, we must also give them some kind of aircraft carrier, of those that are being prepared for decommissioning. good laughing
        1. Machito
          Machito 30 October 2020 11: 58
          +1
          And if they don’t take it, we will turn off the gas. (FROM)
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 30 October 2020 18: 55
            +1
            Quote: EXPrompt
            If you want to bankrupt the state - sell them the F35.
            F35. is cheaper than programs for F-sixteen and others.
            1. Machito
              Machito 30 October 2020 19: 01
              +2
              Quote: Thunderbolt
              Quote: EXPrompt
              If you want to bankrupt the state - sell them the F35.
              F35. is cheaper than programs for F-sixteen and others.

              Hardly. Business is business, and nothing personal. They vtyuhivayut everyone except Turkey. And it looks like the Turks are happy about it.
            2. Thunderbolt
              Thunderbolt 30 October 2020 19: 04
              +1
              the viper will be all the more expensive, because the payment for the suspended ground module, and in 35 it is a built-in function. Besides, only 35 can guide or pre-target missiles, and the old viper --- only started it up, but this launch will not get into the general network The F-35 itself, from the detection of ballistic missiles to an infantry trench, is a universal tool,
              1. Thunderbolt
                Thunderbolt 30 October 2020 19: 20
                +1
                Quote: Bearded
                Hardly.

                The sales figures speak for themselves. Google the price for 35 and sixteen vaping superkits. You will see that the price for 35 is progressively reduced as the price goes down. the laws of aunt rose from under the whisper apply
              2. VO3A
                VO3A 30 October 2020 23: 44
                -1
                And he does not put the brains of the storytellers? I have never heard such selective nonsense!
      2. EXPrompt
        EXPrompt 30 October 2020 19: 55
        0
        You think superficially, the emirates themselves are successfully working for their bankruptcy.
        One oil war of the heir is worth ...
        They just do not need to interfere. But the F35 is not the last stone in the balance in the bankruptcy of the kingdom.
  2. Alexander Suvorov
    Alexander Suvorov 30 October 2020 11: 07
    11
    US intends to sell 50 F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates
    I wonder if the Arabs themselves know request what they "crave" 50 flying wunderwaffe for 10 lard ...?! laughing

    I'm wondering what they will do with them? To hammer in nails or to drive camels through the desert? With their level of technical training, these aircraft are simply expensive scrap metal, the maintenance and maintenance of which, moreover, will cost a pretty penny.
    1. smart fellow
      smart fellow 30 October 2020 11: 35
      +2
      They actually sent a space probe to Mars on July 20 of this year, ahead of China and the United States. True, it seems like the South Koreans made it, and the rocket and the spaceport were made by the Japanese, but they said that they did it themselves.
    2. Asad
      Asad 30 October 2020 11: 48
      +4
      I have an equal share of what they will do with them, so if Russia sold 50 aircraft, it would be great!
      1. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 30 October 2020 13: 18
        -1
        Quote: ASAD
        if Russia sold 50 aircraft, it would be great!

        I would like to, but you understand that this is actually not real. They can express interest, show interest - rather, it is part of the bidding.
    3. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 30 October 2020 13: 21
      -1
      Quote: Alexander Suvorov
      With their level of technical training, these aircraft are just expensive scrap metal ...

      They have the opportunity and do not hesitate to invite specialists from all over the world, including for military service, let's say on high-tech posts.
  3. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy 30 October 2020 11: 09
    +1
    Campaign Emirates plan to defend in full
  4. Tagan
    Tagan 30 October 2020 11: 10
    0
    Not in the horse feed
  5. antivirus
    antivirus 30 October 2020 11: 14
    0
    A very good stealth fighter. lucky the Arabs. and against the Persians will come in handy. Even Ethiopia can bend with them.
    1. Gust
      Gust 30 October 2020 11: 32
      0
      Or Turks ...?
      1. antivirus
        antivirus 30 October 2020 14: 34
        0
        where the hegemon points - there in unmanned mode and fly
  6. KKND
    KKND 30 October 2020 11: 15
    +5
    And where are all those clowns that have been forcing for many years, including here on the topic of the fact that the F-35 is a "flightless penguin"? I would like to listen to their songs again. Run.
    1. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 30 October 2020 11: 30
      -3
      if you have such Emirates and other crowd that will buy everything that you tell them and do not smell that. NATO has long been a sales market and not a block for protection. like other allies. it's just brilliant, to create allies in order to push their products. arrange various conflicts that would take more. blooper
      1. KKND
        KKND 30 October 2020 11: 35
        +3

        Here everything is for people like you explained. Simonyan explained. He can barely fly. wassat
        What do you say if there are facts of successful use in battle?
        1. carstorm 11
          carstorm 11 30 October 2020 11: 41
          +2
          I don't care at all. whether it flies or not. I'm not a pilot. For me, the fact is enough for perception that the country which nafig does not need such planes is buying them as many as 50 pieces. WHAT FOR????
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 30 October 2020 11: 59
            -2
            Quote: carstorm 11
            enough of the fact that the country which nafig does not need such planes is buying them as many as 50 pieces. WHAT FOR????

            Why do vassals buy products from the overlord? So they have no choice, they are not asked about it
          2. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 31 October 2020 18: 39
            0
            Quote: carstorm 11
            a country which nafig does not need such planes, it buys as many as 50 pieces


            Maybe she still needs them?
    2. Engineer
      Engineer 30 October 2020 11: 36
      0
      Especially stubborn stage of "bargaining"
      - while they finish it ..
      -and we immediately do it according to the mind
      - discovered 1000 more flaws.
      - and large-scale production was not approved
      - but the penguin doesn't want to get cheaper

      But those who are more advanced are probably already in the next stage ...
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 30 October 2020 11: 37
    +1
    will affect Israel's military superiority
    Will be sold to the UAE, and will affect Israel's military superiority. Is this with a hint that Israel, through the mediation of the United States, concluded something with the Emirates? That is, in which case the UAE will fit in on the side of Israel ???
  8. Galleon
    Galleon 30 October 2020 11: 40
    +5
    Whatever we say about the merits or demerits (more about the disadvantages, of course)) F-35, this is the brightest commercial and totalitarian success of the Pentagon. An expensive fighter that has not shown its flying merits and has not yet been put into service in the manufacturing country is sold in dozens and hundreds around the world. Literally everything is known about each product sold in its homeland: the amount of fuel taken, the dates and times of switching on and checking one or another onboard systems, flight data, etc. etc. If necessary, the plane will not take off. If it is needed, it will fall at any moment. Hegemon's Dream !! Only the nasty Russians and Chinese spoil the picture a little. Fu!
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 30 October 2020 12: 11
      +4
      And the French too! In NATO, there is little to kill, French aircraft and shipbuilding, German tanks and so on in little detail.
      And everyone who hates the penguin scribbles here from iPhones, similar
      the brightest commercial and totalitarian success
  9. Lesorub
    Lesorub 30 October 2020 11: 42
    +5
    US intends to sell 50 F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates

    The statesmen, however, are good fellows - they cannot be taken away - the business project is profitable, soon they will saturate all F 35 satellites. (Greeks and those 20 order).
  10. Graz
    Graz 30 October 2020 11: 45
    0
    Emirates Wait, it seems like on the edge of the blade of the fight against Turkey, maybe this is why the Yankees made this news public, not the fact that they will sell it, but scaring the Turks is the thing
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 30 October 2020 11: 48
    +5
    There is a suspicion that the Americans are building a new fighter, and the F-35 will already be sold to anyone who wants to. The project should pay off.
    1. Graz
      Graz 30 October 2020 11: 52
      +1
      I doubt very much about the construction, but the fact that several companies undertook to design with a view to the competition, it may very well be that under closed articles they already gave money for R&D
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 30 October 2020 11: 57
        +3
        Do not doubt. There is already a flying prototype of the "next generation" fighter
        https://topwar.ru/175142-v-ssha-zajavili-o-nachale-ispytanij-istrebitelja-novogo-pokolenija.html
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 30 October 2020 12: 22
          +5
          By the way, the information that some little-known company has developed has not been confirmed.
          This is the same Lockheed. His secret Skunk Works division spun off into a separate firm.
          1. Engineer
            Engineer 30 October 2020 12: 26
            +2
            Do skunks still exist?
            By the way, it can also be translated as "stuffing a jamb"
            Under the conditions of legalization, it takes on a new meaning
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik 30 October 2020 13: 00
              +3
              Feelings of self-irony cannot be taken away from them laughing
              1. Vitaly gusin
                Vitaly gusin 30 October 2020 13: 38
                0
                Quote: OgnennyiKotik
                Feelings of self-irony cannot be taken away from them

                But this does not compensate for the level of knowledge.
          2. OgnennyiKotik
            OgnennyiKotik 30 October 2020 12: 29
            +1
            Quote: voyaka uh
            Skunk Works

            What? laughing Either they have a great sense of humor or is it rofl laughing Skunk as skunk translates or variety of hemp laughing
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 30 October 2020 12: 33
              +4
              Skunk in American slang is p-od-no, dl-ets.
              But the scandalous name stuck and even switched to
              official level.
              The firm became famous at the time of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
              1. OgnennyiKotik
                OgnennyiKotik 30 October 2020 12: 41
                +2
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Skunk in American slang is p-od-no, dl-ets.

                Yeah, another option laughing
                The results of their labor are now especially interesting laughing
                Quote: voyaka uh
                Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.

                There was infa that on the basis of it an optional unmanned fighter is made.
                I am confused that they say "next" and not "sixth" generation. English is very precise in the meanings of words. Those. they are preparing not a continuation of the F16 / 15/22/35 line, but something different, excellent. But here you can guess endlessly.
              2. Pete mitchell
                Pete mitchell 30 October 2020 23: 17
                0
                Lockheed's Skunk Works, Boeing's Phantom Works - Advanced Development Division.
                Skunk Works - Under the leadership of Kelly Jonson has created significant machines: U-2; A-12 / SR-71; F-117 ...
              3. 3danimal
                3danimal 31 October 2020 05: 14
                0
                And also skunk means "skunk". This animal is called people of certain qualities. smile
            2. Engineer
              Engineer 30 October 2020 12: 37
              +1
              Skunk as skunk translates or variety of hemp

  12. Russ
    Russ 30 October 2020 11: 50
    +3
    US State Department Notifies Congress of Intention to Sell Fifth Generation F-35 Fighters to the United Arab Emirates

    Does supply create demand? It seems that until now it was exactly the opposite ...
  13. Pavlos Melas
    Pavlos Melas 30 October 2020 12: 50
    0
    The marketing of the F35 OAU is the work of Agent Erdogan. If he hadn't tried to bite everyone in the region, the OAU would have agreed with Israel much later. Without this, we would hardly discuss this news here.
  14. askort154
    askort154 30 October 2020 13: 27
    -2
    Note that if Congress approves a possible sale, the UAE will become the second country in the Middle East to have fifth-generation fighters in service. Currently, only Israel operates the F-35 in the region.


    Two "super-countries". One is 90x420 km, the second is 150x500 km. Without afterburner, acceleration will not work. I remember that when we descended (by Tu-154) from Iran to Dubai (Sharjah), we laughed, as if not to slip through the UAE and jump out to the "Saudis", where their orders are tougher than in the UAE. In SAR, they didn't even let us out of the plane, they brought everything on board themselves - "not for the infidels to walk on the sacred ground."
    Why would they f -35? Only for show-off, because of the excess dough. Previously, they frolicked on camels, then on jeeps, then on armored personnel carriers (it is fashionable for them to spend holidays in the desert), now they decided to saddle the F-35. The rich have their quirks.
    And for the Americans it is a balm in their pockets.
    1. Vitaly gusin
      Vitaly gusin 30 October 2020 14: 00
      +3
      Quote: askort154
      Why would they f -35?

      And you never thought that your state should be protected.
      Even if it is not a "super country". And past experience has shown that it can. Today the countries of the Persian Gulf have begun to understand who can be an enemy and who can be an ally.
  15. shadow
    shadow 30 October 2020 21: 35
    -4
    They did a lot of rubbish, now they don't know where to put it. So they are vparivayut all and sundry.
  16. Lexus
    Lexus 31 October 2020 01: 54
    +3
    UAE - 50 aircraft of the 5th generation. RF - for the future - 76. Opensource projects. "got it."
    1. 3danimal
      3danimal 31 October 2020 05: 18
      +2
      The F-35 is being mass-produced, increasing volumes (more than 500 units already). Su-57 goes ... hard. The figure of 76 aircraft will not be reached until 2040, I am sure (if the number is not reduced yet).