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State Department approved the supply of ships of Saudi Arabia

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The US State Department approved the sale of 4 ships to the Saudi Arabian Defense Ministry in the amount of $ 11, 25 billion, RIA News Pentagon post.




The US Department of Defense informed that the deal "provides for the sale of multipurpose surface vessels, spare parts for them and specialized equipment, in particular, weapons, communications and radio intelligence."

The contract also provides training for the Saudis in the operation of ships, which will be held at US facilities.

Production ships will company "Lockheed Martin Corporation", located in Maryland, the report indicates.

The Pentagon also stated that "the sale of Saudi ships to the United States contributes to the strengthening of national security and foreign policy positions of the United States."
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  1. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 21 October 2015 14: 30 New
    +5
    I really want to make Washington the regional leader of the East of the Saudis. But this will not happen.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 21 October 2015 14: 33 New
      11
      4 ships worth $ 11 billion

      Gold plated naturally and the pool is ... bully
      1. Air Force captain
        Air Force captain 21 October 2015 14: 39 New
        +1
        More ships - more targets = higher quality of our rocket launchers!
        1. Baikonur
          Baikonur 21 October 2015 14: 41 New
          +3
          It's cool that the Americans are less than Saudi by 11,25 Lard! Selling used boats (even with parts)!
          Type: we care about both our and your interests, security!

          Sound familiar?
          А толпу "хаммеров" не возьмёте по дружбе, для полнои безопасности, по сниженным?!
          laughing
          Here are the cunning stuff!
          1. Sasha_Sar
            Sasha_Sar 21 October 2015 15: 54 New
            +1
            Ships hard to resell ISIS
          2. clidon
            clidon 21 October 2015 20: 31 New
            0
            What makes you think that they will?
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      3. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 21 October 2015 14: 40 New
        +3
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Gold plated naturally and the pool is ...

        The Saudis will not understand and they cannot be explained that cannons cannot be cast from gold, and a compass with a golden arrow will not work. Why do they need ships? Where do they swim on them? There are not enough yachts, has the fashion for military yachts gone?
        1. A-Sim
          A-Sim 21 October 2015 14: 49 New
          0
          This is against the Egyptian Mistral and DEPL.
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          2. Air Force captain
            Air Force captain 21 October 2015 14: 51 New
            +3
            Quote: A-Sim
            This is against the Egyptian Mistral and DEPL.

            yeah ... which they also buy them))))
        2. Starover_Z
          Starover_Z 21 October 2015 15: 12 New
          +1
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Why do they need ships? Where do they swim on them?

          I think Americans will provide the Saudis with ships capable of supporting the US missile defense system from the sea.
          Not otherwise ! And why would they cost so much?
        3. veksha50
          veksha50 21 October 2015 15: 19 New
          0
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Why do they need ships?



          With the help of the USA, they will arrange a new mess ... Something is being prepared, the burning smells ...

          PS In general, lately it seems to me that the Saudis really want to dictate their conditions ... for now - in the region, and there - how the chip will fall ...
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      4. Das Boot
        Das Boot 21 October 2015 14: 51 New
        +1
        Quote: MIKHAN
        4 ships worth $ 11 billion

        Gold plated naturally and the pool is ... bully

        not otherwise. Even the Al Salamah yacht of Prince Abdul Aziz is worth some $ 200 million worth ...
      5. Sasha 19871987
        Sasha 19871987 21 October 2015 14: 57 New
        +1
        still the State Department would not approve something of Saudi Arabia, because the members of this State Department have been reproaching from the hands of the Arabian Shahs for more than a decade ...
      6. Sasha_Sar
        Sasha_Sar 21 October 2015 15: 54 New
        +1
        А вместо ходовых и сигнальных огней "брюлики"
      7. Andrey NM
        Andrey NM 21 October 2015 16: 38 New
        +1
        Yes, based on the price, as many as 4 aircraft carriers, no less ...
    2. Das Boot
      Das Boot 21 October 2015 14: 42 New
      +5
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      I really want to make Washington the regional leader of the East of the Saudis. But this will not happen.

      vice versa. The meaning of Middle Eastern fuss is precisely to not give leadership to anyone. The region, according to the United States, should be under external control. Normal management.
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 21 October 2015 14: 51 New
        +2
        Quote: Das Boot
        Quote: AdekvatNICK
        I really want to make Washington the regional leader of the East of the Saudis. But this will not happen.

        vice versa. The meaning of Middle Eastern fuss is precisely to not give leadership to anyone. The region, according to the United States, should be under external control. Normal management.

        Ну "смотрящий" нужен и сауды под это дело подходят , как никто другой!
        1. Das Boot
          Das Boot 21 October 2015 14: 55 New
          +1
          Quote: MIKHAN
          Ну "смотрящий" нужен и сауды под это дело подходят , как никто другой!

          perhaps. Looking, but not a leader. And keep in mind that the Saudis lobby in the States is second only to the Jewish one.
          1. MIKHAN
            MIKHAN 21 October 2015 16: 14 New
            +1
            Quote: Das Boot
            Quote: MIKHAN
            Ну "смотрящий" нужен и сауды под это дело подходят , как никто другой!

            perhaps. Looking, but not a leader. And keep in mind that the Saudis lobby in the States is second only to the Jewish one.

            Thank God that in Russia there are no Saudis in the State Duma and the government .. (although they pay someone)))
    3. vodolaz
      vodolaz 21 October 2015 15: 06 New
      0
      The Saudis have a very well-armed, but very unmotivated army, and they will stupidly flee during the first chum.
      1. Das Boot
        Das Boot 21 October 2015 15: 42 New
        0
        Quote: vodolaz
        The Saudis have a very well-armed but very unmotivated army

        The military budget of the KSA is comparable to ours, but it is spent on maintaining a four-fold smaller army, moreover, minus the costs of the strategic nuclear forces. Yes, their army, by definition, should be the coolest in the region and even beyond laughing
        But these suckers in pillowcases are bred at times, to recall, at least, the scandalous Al-Yamamah deal with the British, or in 2011 the purchase of 84 F-15s from the States for almost $ 30 billion ... And their generals complain about dead radars. The Hussites are felling their eroplanes from the old OTRK. Three Apaches landed. They say that thirty-four Hussites and SU-100 are still fighting)
    4. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 21 October 2015 17: 02 New
      0
      Quote: AdekvatNICK
      I really want to make Washington the regional leader of the East of the Saudis. But this will not happen.


      Of course not, Dear Pravdorub, since it already is. Whether you like it or not, this status quo has been around for quite some time.

      Something like this, Dear. hi
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  4. Zoldat_A
    Zoldat_A 21 October 2015 14: 32 New
    +7
    The US State Department approved the sale to the Saudi defense department of 4-x ships in the amount of $ 11,25 billion.
    За 11,25 лярда им 4 "корабля пустыни".
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 21 October 2015 15: 55 New
      +3
      Quote: Zoldat_A
      За 11,25 лярда им 4 "корабля пустыни".
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 21 October 2015 18: 14 New
        +1
        Quote: Das Boot
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        За 11,25 лярда им 4 "корабля пустыни".

        Выхлоп от "краблей"? laughing
  5. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 21 October 2015 14: 32 New
    +3
    It would be strange if the Saudis ordered ships from someone else. A great overseas friend would not understand them at all. And in general, an interesting situation is developing: the Saudis give Egypt money to buy the Mistral and 4 submarines, plus they themselves order multipurpose ships in the states. Are they going to make a second Midway?
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 21 October 2015 14: 37 New
      +4
      Quote: Corsair0304
      It would be strange if the Saudis ordered ships from someone else.

      It seems to me that the Saudis would order US ships, even if the geographical location of the United States would be like that of Tajikistan. In that case, they would have paid for digging the sea. It's not about the ships at all ...
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 21 October 2015 15: 22 New
        0
        Well, of course, judging by space prices for ships, the point is not at all in them. These are not ships of the coastal zone (corvettes), but aircraft carriers judging by the contract, or Zamvolta.
        1. clidon
          clidon 21 October 2015 20: 58 New
          0
          Скорее всего это "Иджисы", а они стоят дорого.
    2. veksha50
      veksha50 21 October 2015 15: 22 New
      0
      Quote: Corsair0304
      Are they going to make a second Midway?



      I think that over the next 3-4 years (if not earlier) the situation will become clearer ... There will be even more problems in the Middle East ...
  6. mig31
    mig31 21 October 2015 14: 33 New
    -4
    Saudis, waste material from the Middle East, Syria is entering the arena !!!, with or without Assad, it does not matter - READ RUSSIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ......... ...
    1. Das Boot
      Das Boot 21 October 2015 14: 38 New
      +3
      Quote: mig31
      Syria enters the arena !!!,

      успокойтесь, никуда она не "выходит". Максимум выползает пока что. Очень живописный образ "нового лидера БВ" - избитый и нищий.
      Quote: mig31
      READ RUSSIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ............

      Well, judging by the number of exclamations, you personally have already decided on the future owner of the BV.
      1. mig31
        mig31 21 October 2015 15: 04 New
        +4
        You see, Syria, Tartus and much more on the territory of Syria I do not know by hearsay, and I still know the spirit of the real Syrians whom I had the honor to train in health and usefulness for their state, and traitors nurtured by the State Department, who settled in London, waiting for heavenly punishment ....
        1. Das Boot
          Das Boot 21 October 2015 15: 16 New
          0
          Quote: mig31
          I know not by hearsay, and the spirit of the real Syrians, whom I had the honor to teach
          This is worthy of all respect, but I'm afraid not enough for
          Quote: mig31
          Syria enters the arena !!!,
  7. kil 31
    kil 31 21 October 2015 14: 33 New
    +1
    The US State Department approved the sale of 4 ships worth $ 11 billion to the Saudi Arabian defense department
    Straight miracles I already wanted to doubt whether they approve or not.
  8. pts-m
    pts-m 21 October 2015 14: 35 New
    +1
    They decided to clean up their shipyards with expired goods. The main thing was that the loot was available, not that the ruin-ruin drowned its last boat, the crew of which earned a new uniform and burns. She wanted to get a couple of destroyers for free to frighten merchant ships going with goods to Crimea.
  9. AlexTires
    AlexTires 21 October 2015 14: 37 New
    +2
    2 pcs. Mistral about 1 billion ... And for the 4 frigate (I do not think that the Americans will put aircraft carriers or nuclear submarines here) - 11 billion? Does it seem to anyone that this is a compensation for low oil prices, or as an option - a civilized way of taking natural rent from desert nomads?what
    And in general, it seems that the Wahhabi regime of the decrepit, dissolved Saudis is getting kirdyk! The oil price war turned out to be a huge budget hole, the war with Yemen seems to be a cleaner disaster - with a mountain of corpses ..
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    2. Das Boot
      Das Boot 21 October 2015 14: 59 New
      +1
      Quote: AlexTires
      Does it seem to anyone that this is a compensation for low oil prices, or as an option - a civilized way of extracting natural rent from desert nomads?

      gee) Normal marketing) The guys apparently consulted with managers pushing dudes in the Ferrari burns with a price tag inflated 100500 times laughing
  10. Steppe
    Steppe 21 October 2015 14: 48 New
    +1
    Here - here, only the USA thought about itself, will think and will think. And they stroke Saudi Arabia, because thanks to the Saudis, the dollar as the world currency in the world goes around.
  11. roskot
    roskot 21 October 2015 14: 52 New
    0
    Saudis from desert ships transplanted to Amer sea?
  12. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 21 October 2015 14: 55 New
    +2
    That's what they needed ... But Russia is again like a bone in the throat!
    1. Hello
      Hello 21 October 2015 15: 58 New
      0
      Quote: MIKHAN
      That's what they needed ... But Russia is again like a bone in the throat!

      And why did they then lift the sanctions?
      1. MIKHAN
        MIKHAN 21 October 2015 16: 09 New
        +1
        Quote: Hello
        Quote: MIKHAN
        That's what they needed ... But Russia is again like a bone in the throat!

        And why did they then lift the sanctions?

        Yes, yours worked there .... nuclear weapons are afraid simply! And now, what’s worse ... Iran, Syria are increasing their influence in the region (well, with the help of Russia, of course))) Such things are going on in the armored forces of Iran! bully
        1. Hello
          Hello 21 October 2015 17: 06 New
          0
          Quote: MIKHAN
          Yes, yours worked there ...

          Our sanctions lifted? what
  13. Watchdog
    Watchdog 21 October 2015 14: 57 New
    0
    The main thing is that they do not drown inadvertently for some reason.
  14. veksha50
    veksha50 21 October 2015 15: 17 New
    0
    "В Пентагоне заявили также, что «продажа кораблей Саудовской Аравии Helps Strengthen US National Security and Foreign Policy Positions"" ...

    Yeah ... They would say honestly that you are setting fire to another explosive hearth in the Middle East ...

    P.S. Смешно... А Киссинджер еще говорит о "мире и спокойствии" на Ближнем Востоке до возвращения в него России...
    As they set it on fire, they set it on fire ... pyromancers ...
  15. IAlex
    IAlex 21 October 2015 15: 19 New
    0
    Someone is clearly driving away, from the news on VO ... Either they’re crushing the base of Yemen, then they are occupying Saudi villages, and instead of buying ground weapons to block Yemen’s advance, they are buying ships that they can use at best in a year, for incomprehensible tasks, i.e. there is a sense of nonsense ...
  16. Lelek
    Lelek 21 October 2015 15: 46 New
    0
    The Pentagon also stated that "the sale of Saudi ships to the United States contributes to the strengthening of national security and foreign policy positions of the United States."

    Of course. Nearly $ 11,3 billion strengthened security. And the boats are probably after repair, and the Saudis need them, like a bald man in a scallop (+ you need a minimum of 3 to train crews of year XNUMX). what
  17. Modernwarfire
    Modernwarfire 21 October 2015 15: 59 New
    -1
    Quote: mig31
    You see, Syria, Tartus and much more on the territory of Syria I do not know by hearsay, and I still know the spirit of the real Syrians whom I had the honor to train in health and usefulness for their state, and traitors nurtured by the State Department, who settled in London, waiting for heavenly punishment ....


    Yes, yes, yes)) the Arab spirit and the ability to fight)) ahah))
    the ussr taught and gave weapons - they oped themselves from the Jews, America taught and gave weapons - the armies fled from the stinking barefoot robbers) the great Arab spirit) for sure)))
  18. Mercury
    Mercury 21 October 2015 16: 00 New
    0
    I feel that the hour is not far when the flag of igil will rise on an aircraft carrier
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 21 October 2015 16: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: Mercury
      I feel that the hour is not far when the flag of igil will rise on an aircraft carrier

      A great goal will be ...! drinks
  19. fa2998
    fa2998 21 October 2015 16: 24 New
    0
    Just about $ 3 billion per ship? They recently built aircraft carriers for $ 5 billion. Well, inflation isn’t so much. It’s obviously not about cruisers, but about destroyers that are clearly not of a modern design. They want to cash in on oil kings. hi
  20. Denis_469
    Denis_469 21 October 2015 16: 39 New
    0
    Who has minus? What kind of stupidity cons to put such a post? Ours needs to learn how money is being sawn in the west. I never dreamed of such a cut, so that for 1 patrol ship I could spread 3 billion US dollars. If anything, then Saudi buys 4 LCS. Which for the US Navy themselves cost only 700 million dollars. And the Saudis shoved them 3 billion each. Can you imagine how the money involved will be sawed? 700 million manufacturers. Another 100-200 million to the US budget. And the rest is in the pockets of those involved. Our oligarch will die of envy, along with the defenders of such a drink. There, the rare person involved in the contract is unlikely to receive less than $ 1 million. But in general, most of the cut will go back to Saudi Arabia. Since there orders of weapons serve the purpose of redistributing the king's budget funds to the pockets of princes. Actually, the attempt to buy from us weapons (tanks and other things) for 10 billion US dollars also implied a high-quality drink of Saudi money and the rollback of the greater part of the amount. We have not yet agreed on tanks with us, but they have plans for even more grandiose cutting of money with the help of Russia: after Russia puts 1 submarine in Morocco and the Saudis like it, the latter can order from us 20 pieces for their loved ones. For the price of 500-600 million US dollars apiece. Or maybe more. So that they rollback was solid by Saudi standards. And then all the cons and cons put the post.
  21. Krut
    Krut 21 October 2015 17: 01 New
    0
    Quote: Denis_469
    Who has minus? What kind of stupidity cons to put such a post? Ours needs to learn how money is being sawn in the west. I never dreamed of such a cut, so that for 1 patrol ship I could spread 3 billion US dollars. If anything, then Saudi buys 4 LCS. Which for the US Navy themselves cost only 700 million dollars. And the Saudis shoved them 3 billion each. Can you imagine how the money involved will be sawed? 700 million manufacturers. Another 100-200 million to the US budget. And the rest is in the pockets of those involved. Our oligarch will die of envy, along with the defenders of such a drink. There, the rare person involved in the contract is unlikely to receive less than $ 1 million. But in general, most of the cut will go back to Saudi Arabia. Since there orders of weapons serve the purpose of redistributing the king's budget funds to the pockets of princes. Actually, the attempt to buy from us weapons (tanks and other things) for 10 billion US dollars also implied a high-quality drink of Saudi money and the rollback of the greater part of the amount. We have not yet agreed on tanks with us, but they have plans for even more grandiose cutting of money with the help of Russia: after Russia puts 1 submarine in Morocco and the Saudis like it, the latter can order from us 20 pieces for their loved ones. For the price of 500-600 million US dollars apiece. Or maybe more. So that they rollback was solid by Saudi standards. And then all the cons and cons put the post.

    The only sensible comment. Only money and nothing personal.
  22. rubidiy
    rubidiy 21 October 2015 17: 03 New
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    Quote: Das Boot
    Quote: Zoldat_A
    За 11,25 лярда им 4 "корабля пустыни".

    laughing not the biggest money.
    for example, our newest frigate costs about $ 400 million. If the Americans had produced it, then it would have cost at least twice as much, but in reality, a whole $ billion. Since 4 ships will cost 11,25 billion, it is obvious that these are larger ships. I doubt about the aircraft carrier, because one modern Amer-sky costs about $ 10 billion, but cruisers and some kind of BDK thread may well be.
  23. Krut
    Krut 21 October 2015 17: 05 New
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    Russia would have such buyers. And then only dorogoedy who NEVER return debts.
  24. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 21 October 2015 17: 16 New
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    By the way, it’s quite a normal price for 4 ships of the coastal zone. Judge for each one, you need to install Disneyland, a water park, the desert, again pour it (where else do camel races). There are all kinds of casinos ....
  25. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 October 2015 17: 27 New
    0
    Wow! They are going to buy
    latest trimarans. US Approves $ 11 Billion Saudi Buy of Lockheed Littoral Ships
    It's cool that the ships are full of Israeli technology
    (radars, devices).

    And Israel itself could not afford such a luxury:
    bought German corvettes - cheaper.
    1. rubidiy
      rubidiy 21 October 2015 17: 43 New
      +1
      главный прикол в том, что эти чудо-кораблики иначе как на патрулирование вдоль береговой линии не годятся. Соответственно, США это очередное "чудо оборонки" нужно как рыбе - зонтик. А вот Саудовская Аравия с ее финансовыми возможностями и ограниченными прилегающими акваториями интересами такую покупку может себе позволить. В общем, эпик вин для США, сбагрившей дорогущие корабли которые высасывали бы еще большие деньги при их эксплуатации. Саудиты покорно отдали денюжки.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 October 2015 18: 34 New
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        The Americans have just a coastal zone of enormous length.
        And Saudi Arabia is also considerable: the Red Sea and around - to the Persian
        the bay.
        And trimarans are interesting. They are nimble, fast and steady.
        With a huge take-off deck. They can accommodate more than one
        вертолет, как обычно, а три. Т.е. у них есть "длинная рука",
        compensating for small own weapons.
        Their problem is expensive.
  26. Sergey333
    Sergey333 21 October 2015 18: 16 New
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    Quote: Air Force Captain
    More ships - more targets = higher quality of our rocket launchers!

    What for?? Send there a camp of gypsies, tell them how much gold was spent on finishing, they will not have time to reach the pier winked
  27. rus-5819
    rus-5819 21 October 2015 20: 48 New
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    The contract also provides training for the Saudis in the operation of ships, which will be held at US facilities.

    "Учиться военному делу... настоящим образом" (В.И. Ленин)

    If you continue to teach five people over five billion green paper cuts ... you will hold a flag in your hands!
  28. paxil
    paxil 22 October 2015 15: 14 New
    0
    Well, what about the p.i.nd.dos.sy with their gas station are shaking to the fullest. They at least arm the jackals will never become wars. And in general, soon the Hussites will come laughing