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"An hour before Biden's oath": the United States and the UAE signed a contract for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters

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"An hour before Biden's oath": the United States and the UAE signed a contract for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters

The United Arab Emirates will still receive the American fifth generation F-35 fighters. According to Reuters, the parties managed to sign an agreement on the supply of fighters and drones.


According to sources cited by the American publication, the agreement was signed an hour before the new US President Joe Biden was sworn in. As a result of the signing of the document, the UAE will receive 50 F-35 fighters and 18 MQ-9B attack drones. No official comments have yet been received from the US State Department.

The fact that the United States intends to supply the UAE with advanced weapons, including F-35 fighter jets and MQ-9B Reaper reconnaissance and strike drones totaling $ 23,37 billion, became known in November 2020, after a notification received by the US Congress.

It is noted that until recently the United States did not intend to supply the latest fighters to the Arab countries, mainly due to the position of Israel, which did not want to significantly strengthen its potential opponents. However, Washington managed to come to an agreement with Tel Aviv, "coordinating" the sale of aircraft to the UAE, especially since the Arabs have established diplomatic relations with Israel.

In December 2020, Donald Trump announced an almost completed deal, but Robert Menendez, Senior Democrat of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, together with Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul, who accused the UAE and Saudi Arabia of using the American weapons for "killing civilians in the Middle East", thereby almost derailing the signing of the agreement.

Abu Dhabi threatened to find another fifth generation fighter to replace the American one.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 21 January 2021 12: 46
    +4
    Yes, one last "hello" from Trump in support of the US economy
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 21 January 2021 13: 02
      +2
      Rather - a cobblestone in the Bidon: "the position of Israel, which did not want to significantly strengthen its potential opponents." And this is fundamentally wink
      In the last hour, "Agent Kozyr" still managed to conclude a "deal of the century" with the UAE for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters and 18 drones (probably of the MALE type) for the load. The total amount is 23 billion. Nefig ... But the environment of "Agent Beadon" immediately warned that the deal would be revised, although this is not very good ... But the old woman had already thrown her cap behind the mill.

      Of the announced changes in the Middle East - a return to a deal with Iran (but it looks like Iran will require more concessions for this), on the brains of the Saudis for bombing Yemen (again Iran is in positive territory), Israel will probably have to bomb its neighbors harder. In general, the United States now has several "forks" and "bundles": the deal with Iran is an admission of defeat in ... Venezuela! with Yemen - strengthening the same Iran. Any strengthening of Iran will play against the old allies of the United States - Israel, the Arab monarchies (and no one has canceled the "Arab springs" yet), etc. But the cancellation of the deal with the UAE is not enough for a complete mess.
      1. military_cat
        military_cat 21 January 2021 14: 10
        -1
        It all looks strange.

        Israel objects to the sale as if it had not heard that the penguin is incapable of conducting hostilities against a serious enemy and cannot strengthen anyone's military power.
        The UAE is in a hurry to conclude a contract until they had to negotiate again, as if they hadn't heard that the United States was imposing the penguin by force, and the penguin itself was incapable of conducting hostilities against a serious enemy.
        Trump thinks for a long time and postpones the decision until the last moment, as if he were not aware that he should impose a penguin against the will of the buyer.

        This is all very strange.
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 21 January 2021 14: 22
          -1
          And show-off? The UAE was aware that the Patriots were guano. Since then, when they gouged their city with these patriots. famous vidosik. Nothing, they just sat there. until they gouged Aramko. And now they are sitting. once again making sure. that the Patriot is not made for protection, but for sale. Here is the Fu-35 then. why patriots
          1. military_cat
            military_cat 21 January 2021 14: 24
            -1
            Well, now everything fell into place. Thank you, my fragile picture of the world is saved.
            1. Cowbra
              Cowbra 21 January 2021 14: 36
              +3
              Please contact. You can inquire for now. what for the UAE bought from the USA a former LCS ship from the USA, a trimaran, converted into a yacht. which they then the Houthis almost burned from the RPG. Not show-off, of course, but a very powerful combat unit
              1. military_cat
                military_cat 21 January 2021 15: 19
                -1
                The ship converted into a yacht did not prove to be a powerful combat unit? Hmm, what is it doing something.
                1. Cowbra
                  Cowbra 21 January 2021 16: 47
                  -1
                  Right. Interesting. why was it converted into a yacht? Mabut, for a near-zone warship is out of it, how is Chaliapin out of me? They continued to be built in the United States, claiming that it was a military ship. True, in the recent autumn they decided that nifiga is not a military ship, and it was necessary to saw this guano on needles before the Houthis came running ... this does not end - at the same time as cutting some NEW ships on needles - they continued to build the same type, which are not needed. But it’s not only ships that can be sawed this way. but also the budget? They will let them down, they will be included in the composition ... And they will also be put on pins and needles ... Wonderland ... That the USA, that the UAE ...
    2. Maz
      Maz 21 January 2021 14: 55
      0
      That is, Israel flew like plywood over Dubai with its dissenting opinion about the ban on the supply of American F-35s to the UAE! Well done Trump - he works out the star of the Hero of Russia honestly.
  2. Cron
    Cron 21 January 2021 12: 58
    +1
    totaling $ 23,37 billion

    Mattress makers know how to push and lobby their interests. This certainly cannot be taken away
    1. pytar
      pytar 21 January 2021 13: 33
      0
      Mattress makers know how to push and lobby their interests. This certainly cannot be taken away

      Undoubtedly they can! But in this case, there is a clear lack of enthusiasm:
      ... however, the senior Democrat of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Senate R. Menendez, together with Senators K. Murphy and R. Paul, who accused the UAE and the SA ... almost ripping off signing of the agreement.

      So the UAE almost had to reket Washington to get the coveted Lighting!
      In Abu Dhabi threatened find another fifth generation fighter to replace the American one.
  3. Mouse
    Mouse 21 January 2021 13: 06
    +4
    Strike the iron ...
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 21 January 2021 13: 07
    +5
    ... until recently, the United States did not intend to supply the latest fighters to the Arab countries, mainly due to the position of Israel, which did not want to significantly strengthen its potential opponents

    There are even more contradictions between Arab countries now than between them and Israel ...
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 21 January 2021 13: 36
      +3
      Of course more. They each have their own, some have one, others have another. And the Jew is already simply hated by everyone equally.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 21 January 2021 13: 20
    0
    "An hour before Biden's oath": the United States and the UAE signed a contract for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters

    Have time, urya I am!
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 21 January 2021 13: 49
      0
      Not so under Biden's inaugural speech.
      As usual, with a glass of champagne.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 January 2021 14: 11
        +1
        Donny put it on the "event", frankly. I was engaged in important matters, in the end.
  6. Simon schempp
    Simon schempp 21 January 2021 13: 29
    -8
    Stupid Arabs. negative Why do they need this stuff? Couldn't you order normal planes from Russia?
    Well, there is a MiG-23, or Su-15 for example.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 21 January 2021 13: 36
      -8
      Right. Blunt the Arabs - they ordered the F-35, which did not pass in the United States, which was already going to be changed there with another craft. A clever Arabs - for example Algeria - buy Su-57
      1. Simon schempp
        Simon schempp 21 January 2021 13: 37
        +7
        And smart Arabs like Algeria buy Su-57

        Wake me up when they buy. OK?)
        1. Cowbra
          Cowbra 21 January 2021 13: 45
          -4
          Biden will wake up. Once he already dispersed your ministry of truth for stupidity? Well, now, when your slaves opened a criminal case against him, he will also put him in prison. And it will not help that, having learned about the election, you immediately closed the case in fright, the mongrel to interfere in the showdown of the owners - not according to rank - with a stick along the ridge it will rake from both
  7. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 21 January 2021 13: 35
    +1
    "An hour before Biden's oath": the United States and the UAE signed a contract for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters


    And wherein:
    however, Robert Menendez, Senior Democrat of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul, who accused the UAE and Saudi Arabia of using American weapons to "kill civilians in the Middle East"


    Thus, the democrats added a smut)))

    Yankees gnaw naturally like spiders in a bank))
    1. Tusv
      Tusv 21 January 2021 16: 16
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      Thus, the democrats added a smut)))

      No. Sponsors. "Deal of the Century" for a couple of presidential terms to the Democrats spit with a demobilization chord
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 21 January 2021 16: 34
        0
        hi
        "Democrats" only think about the grandmother, otherwise why supply the same jets to Arabs and Jews)))
        1. Tusv
          Tusv 21 January 2021 16: 37
          0
          Well, since they buy without bargaining, then why bother
  8. Max Lebedev
    Max Lebedev 21 January 2021 13: 55
    +11
    the agreement was signed an hour before the swearing-in of the new US President Joe Biden

    Would Biden forbid selling?
  9. agoran
    agoran 21 January 2021 14: 17
    +1
    Hmm, the Arabs are modern st?
    The Houthis in slippers are burning the Abrams, well, they will flood the F-35 from MANPADS, there will be some joke.
    1. dauria
      dauria 21 January 2021 14: 51
      +1
      well, they will overwhelm the F-35 from MANPADS, there will be some joke


      Why Hochma? They can easily. And before the defensive fire of anti-aircraft art, in general, everyone is equal. Tactics are important here, and the Arabs are buying just a beautiful horse for their princes to "dance". Oh, they will tarnish the reputation of Lockheed-Martin .. The Houthis will display a "leash on a goat" and will wait for the "hunter". wink
      1. agoran
        agoran 21 January 2021 15: 00
        +2
        Have a nice day.
        It really amazes me how the Houthis in sneakers smash high-tech equipment.
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 21 January 2021 18: 06
      0
      Quote: agoran
      well, they will overwhelm the F-35 from MANPADS, there will be some joke.

      What kind of MANPADS, what a joke will be if an RPG-7 is dumped or a T-55 is wound on a goose at the airfield (the best air defense is tanks at the airfield) ...
  10. Petr Vladimirovich
    Petr Vladimirovich 21 January 2021 15: 16
    +1
    Emirates simply have no one to fight with. A good half of Iranian businesses, including Melli Bank, have branches in Dubai. Uhari from Bandar Abbas smuggled, whiskey, this and that on high-speed boats.
    An Iranian guy, originally from there, spoke like that. In Dubai, police officers from Bandar Abbas. I spoke to them in Bandar Abbas. It was he who distanced himself from the snickering capital ... laughing
  11. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 21 January 2021 15: 44
    +1
    The Emirates, disguised as large purchases of military equipment, continue to "oil up" the Americans! laughing
  12. podpolishik
    podpolishik 21 January 2021 17: 38
    0
    USA and UAE signed a contract for the supply of 50 F-35 fighters

    Will the Houthis be driven across the desert? I wouldn't be surprised if the Houthis from the ancient MANPADS knock down this "toy" .. wassat
  13. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 21 January 2021 18: 54
    0
    money is only where there are literate and courageous pilots
    1. Petr Vladimirovich
      Petr Vladimirovich 22 January 2021 16: 01
      0
      He served in 76-78 in the NRK at the squadron of MiG 17. The Union donated with provision for the division. Towards the end, two Congolese pilots appeared. He directed the live firing of one at a ground target, sitting with a microphone on the ZIL 131 box. It was 150 meters to the target, he worked well, judging by the fact that I was still alive ... But the second one crashed right at the base and also in front of my eyes ... Really a pity, they drank beer in Mess, French even without a local accent ... sad