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Western press: With the withdrawal of air defense batteries from the Middle East, the United States wants to force Saudi Arabia to buy even more American weapons

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THAAD system, launcher



In the Western press, statements appeared that the US decision to withdraw several air defense batteries from the Middle East region is, among other things, an element of pressure on Saudi Arabia. It is noted that in this way the American weapons the lobby is trying to force the Saudi Arabian authorities to acquire even more American-made weapons, "and not rely on American calculations of air defense-missile defense batteries in the region."

Against this backdrop, Lockheed Martin announces that it "managed to win the tender" for the second round of deliveries of missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia. Strange coincidence...

As it turns out, we are talking about a contract for the supply of components for the THAAD system. Earlier, such missile defense systems in the region were acquired by the United Arab Emirates.

The statement by the representatives of the American company raises questions. It is not entirely clear what the phrase “we managed to win the tender for the second stage of missile defense systems deliveries” means. Who else participated in this tender? Were there any companies from other countries among the participants?

The amount of the signed contract is $ 610 million. According to some reports, the agreement at this stage includes the supply of radar systems capable of tracking missile launches.

We will remind that earlier in the Western media reported about the withdrawal of three US air defense batteries from the Middle East "in connection with the use of the Houthis drones equipped with explosives." At the same time, Washington said that this conclusion "testifies to the growing strength of regional partners, which themselves can cope with the threat."

Now, the Western press suggests that this is a new element of pressure and promotion of the products of the American military-industrial complex.
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  1. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 4 2021 09: 31
    +5
    As practice shows - the Arabs can buy everything .... to manage and get in - that is the problem.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha April 4 2021 09: 37
      +2
      Shake the powerful, my good ally. VSHA are just darlings friends
      1. SRC P-15
        SRC P-15 April 4 2021 09: 49
        -1
        In order not to embarrass its Patriots anymore, the United States decided to simply remove them from the Middle East. Thus, forcing them to buy their air defense systems - if they go off there again, then the United States, as it were, will say that the servants of these complexes are to blame!
        One thing the Americans did not take into account: the Arabs can buy the S-400 from Russia! yes
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        2. Bradley
          Bradley April 4 2021 10: 14
          -2
          The S-400 is also not designed against UAVs, as well as the MIM-104. Nobody was dishonored, as you wrote.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky April 4 2021 11: 26
            +2
            Quote: Bradley
            The S-400 is also not designed against UAVs, as well as the MIM-104. Nobody was dishonored, as you wrote.
            On June 4, 2019, the Houthis destroyed the Patriot air defense system that was covering the Saudis and Sudanese on the border of Yemen and S. Arabia, after which they attacked the Al-Istiqbal Camp, destroying a large number of enemy railroad forces, including 12 officers. On July 4-7, attacks were made on the Jizan and Abhi airports. On September 14, 2019, the Saudi refinery showed unprecedented hospitality and received the Houthi missile "on a visit." In November 2020, another rocket "timidly reached out" to the Saudi Aramco oil reservoir located in the city of Jeddah and was received "for a cup of tea." On March 7, 2021, a friendly team of 14 Houthi missiles and drones visited the oil infrastructure in the port of Ras Tanura and military facilities in the Damam area, leaving a good memory of themselves, which aroused the concern of Washington, which, pretending to be a felt boot, called on the Houthis to "stop doing bad things" and "demonstrate adherence to the political process, "but the Houthis did not heed, because they did not intend to surrender and promised to expand the composition of the" rocket-drone "delegation. Isn't that a shame for the Patriots? Or is it like always - "Nooo, this is completely different."
            1. Bradley
              Bradley April 4 2021 12: 29
              -4
              Isn't that a shame for the Patriots? Or is it like always - "Nooo, this is completely different."

              No, not a shame.

              Write, and the destroyed S-300 drone, is it a shame?
              1. Nyrobsky
                Nyrobsky April 4 2021 12: 38
                +2
                Quote: Bradley
                No, not a shame.

                Well, that's to be expected, as expected - "Nooo, this is completely different."
                Quote: Bradley
                Write, and the destroyed S-300 drone, is it a shame?
                No, this is the carelessness of the calculation + the foolery organization of the air defense system. And the mattresses of the Saudis clicked! Well, these are the ones who are "super duper" in everything! Now they get on their skis and dump with the Patriots, so as not to demonstrate the inferiority of their system. You'd better write why Patriot missiles sometimes return home after launch and scare Saudi camels by smashing sheds and hookahs into the trash.
                1. Bradley
                  Bradley April 4 2021 13: 27
                  -3
                  No, this is the carelessness of the calculation + the foolery organization of the air defense system. And the mattresses of the Saudis clicked!


                  Well, that's to be expected, as expected - "Nooo, this is completely different."

                  ̄ \ _ (ツ) _ / ̄
                  I love double standards.
                  1. Nyrobsky
                    Nyrobsky April 4 2021 14: 27
                    +1
                    Quote: Bradley
                    ̄ \ _ (ツ) _ / ̄
                    I love double standards.

                    Feels like. yes
                    1. Bradley
                      Bradley April 4 2021 18: 02
                      -2
                      It is felt. yes

                      You see, you don't even hide that you have double standards.
                      1. Nyrobsky
                        Nyrobsky April 4 2021 18: 04
                        +1
                        Quote: Bradley
                        It is felt. yes

                        You see, you don't even hide that you have double standards.
                        No, I'm just confirming yours.
                      2. Bradley
                        Bradley April 4 2021 18: 05
                        0
                        No, I'm just confirming yours.

                        Interestingly, where do I have double standards? Was the question read as a statement?
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 4 2021 09: 48
    +1
    Quote: Zaurbek
    As practice shows - the Arabs can buy everything .... to manage and get in - that is the problem.

    Especially when it is very difficult to get with this weapon ...
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek April 4 2021 10: 35
      +1
      Well, there are BRs arriving
  3. xorek
    xorek April 4 2021 09: 51
    0
    US wants to force Saudi Arabia to buy more American weapons

    No really .. The Saud has a lot of amersky weapons .. There is most likely Israel's hustle and bustle and wants to sell its "iron rusty dome" to the Saud b \ y laughing
    And for a lot of money .. 100% prepayment Then they will share with the USA .. wassat
    The scoundrels are still .. And after all, the Saud will buy, but where to go if the Houthis invade and the whole Arab world applauds them hi
    The deal of the century will be called !!! But everything is quietly as usual .. wink Oh, the Saud milk you specifically .. If it goes like this, again you will breed camels in torn clothes ..))))
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 April 4 2021 10: 16
      0
      xorek
      Today, 09: 51
      NEW

      +1
      US wants to force Saudi Arabia to buy more American weapons

      No really .. The Saudis have a lot of amersky weapons .. There is probably Israel in advance and wants to sell its "iron rusty dome" to the Saud b \ y laughing
      And for a lot of money ...
      yes, there is a undercover fuss with the name - "Who will make more money on this!" wink
  4. knn54
    knn54 April 4 2021 10: 37
    0
    -The statement of the representatives of the American company raises questions. It is not entirely clear what the phrase “we managed to win a tender for the second stage of deliveries of missile defense systems” means. Who else participated in this tender? Were there any companies from other countries among the participants?
    I don’t remember whether under Suprun or under her Georgian predecessors (both on the recommendation of the Yankes) announced a tender for the purchase of a medicine that is produced by the ONLY pharmaceutical concern.
    I will not say anything further.
  • Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov April 4 2021 09: 35
    +4
    Americans are born hucksters who do not tolerate competition. The whole purpose of the existence of the United States is to promote its economic interests around the world by any means, in this sense, they have a lot to learn from.
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner April 4 2021 09: 50
      +1
      A born huckster does not put a dagger to the buyer's throat. Mattresses are born bandits, cunning, unprincipled and stupid (not to confuse mind with cunning and resourcefulness). hi
      1. Fedor Sokolov
        Fedor Sokolov April 4 2021 10: 33
        0
        The American cowboy-huckster deftly twists the hands of buyers using the example of our weapons, for the purchase of which they impose unilateral sanctions on the countries that bought them, and if nothing helps and puts a knife to the throat, such is the nature of American predatory capitalism.
    2. xorek
      xorek April 4 2021 10: 13
      +1
      Quote: Fyodor Sokolov
      The whole purpose of the existence of the United States is to promote its economic interests around the world by any means, in this sense, they have a lot to learn from.

      Well, we learn from them a little, but they destroy the competition and with all their might .. hi
  • VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK
    VLADIMIR VLADIVOSTOK April 4 2021 10: 27
    +1
    Or maybe the Russians! American air defenses have shown their complete failure!
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  • Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin April 4 2021 11: 12
    0
    Let Israel help them in a good way. laughing And they also fit the aircraft carrier at a reasonable price, Schaub was not bored. wassat
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 4 2021 11: 14
    0
    Strange coincidence...
    Where US interests arise, weird coincidences cannot be the default. Everything is calculated in advance, planned and implemented.
  • Jaromir
    Jaromir April 4 2021 12: 46
    +3
    the Western press suggests that this is a new element of pressure and promotion of the products of the American military-industrial complex.

    Definitely so. The Saudis have a lot of money and the Americans have found a new way to "take" money from them.
  • Benk
    Benk April 4 2021 17: 39
    0
    Is this an article?
    They piled everything together, referring to some Western press, who writes such things at all and who skips such things at all.
    This is the News section. There should be news here, not speculation.