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Australia has ordered bombs in the US for about $ 390 million

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The United States will supply the Australian Defense Ministry with a batch of small-diameter bombs and related equipment worth about $ 390 million, reports TASS a message from the representative of the Pentagon’s specialized department.




According to him, "permission to implement this contract from the US State Department has already been received."

On Monday, the US government notified Congress of its decision to export a batch of bombs to Australia. Lawmakers must either approve the transaction or block it for 30 days.

According to the Pentagon, the proposed sale "will not change the basic military balance in the region."

It is noted that the bombs are “designed for use with the fifth-generation fighter-bomber F-35”, in the creation of which among other countries is Australia.

“Australia is one of our most important allies in the Western Pacific,” the Pentagon said. The expected supply "will contribute to the strengthening of political stability, security and economic development in the Pacific region and in the world as a whole," the department believes.
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  1. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich April 7 2016 16: 04
    +4
    that's how the states live ... and according to the situation .. what for the natives of small-caliber bombs? (yes any) whom to bomb? Well, perhaps for the sake of:
    The proposed supply "will contribute to strengthening political stability, security and economic development in the Pacific and the world as a whole",
    1. cniza
      cniza April 7 2016 16: 08
      +3
      Quote: Andrew Y.
      that's how the states live ...


      This is their meaning of existence, and then they say buy the carriers of these bombs, otherwise Russia and the evil Putin will capture you.
      1. poquello
        poquello April 7 2016 16: 17
        0
        Quote: cniza
        Quote: Andrew Y.
        that's how the states live ...


        This is their meaning of existence, and then they say buy the carriers of these bombs, otherwise Russia and the evil Putin will capture you.

        they are forward, just to the carriers, if such prudent then they still need to require a slingshot in the spare parts
        1. Byshido_dis
          Byshido_dis April 7 2016 16: 21
          +1
          Poor-Poor Kangaroo !!! Democracy will fly to them soon wassat
          1. bannik
            bannik April 7 2016 19: 20
            0
            You are ahead of me, Byshido! I, too, am worried about all the marsupials: and what did they not please with the stars and stripes?
        2. unsinkable
          unsinkable April 7 2016 20: 20
          0
          [quote = poquello] must still require a slingshot in the spare parts [/ Otherwise, the delivery of the bomb to the place of the explosion will be done manually.
      2. Observer2014
        Observer2014 April 7 2016 17: 04
        +2
        "Australia has ordered about $ 390 million worth of bombs from the United States"
        You tell me in pieces how much happened. And then in green and still buy from the Americans. Yes, that doesn’t mean anything at all. There may be two bombs worth so much. And to no avail.
        1. Nimiru
          Nimiru April 7 2016 17: 25
          0
          Quote: Observer2014
          "Australia has ordered about $ 390 million worth of bombs from the United States"
          You tell me in pieces how much happened. And then in green and still buy from the Americans. Yes, that doesn’t mean anything at all. There may be two bombs worth so much. And to no avail.

          Watching for whom they bought. Perhaps for transfer to 3 countries. Or country.
      3. dauria
        dauria April 7 2016 19: 21
        0
        and then they say buy the carriers of these bombs,


        In vain, Australia is from the very beginning included in the F-35 program both as an investor and as a manufacturer
        the subcontractor for the assembly of the central section of the fuselage is the Australian "How-Car De Haviland". They will receive part of the profits from the sale of this aircraft.

        True, the Americans, as always, want to keep the cream for themselves in the form of complex technologies, and skim milk to the rest of their "partners", and not everyone is happy and grumbles. But this is the USA, they are always like that.
      4. Hon
        Hon April 7 2016 19: 29
        0
        But Russia does not sell weapons?
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    3. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 April 7 2016 16: 10
      +1
      Australia has ordered bombs in the US for about $ 390 million

      Once Europeans brought rabbits to Australia, after which they bred there so that the natives did not know what to do with them. No matter what happened with the air bombs. laughing
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm April 7 2016 16: 18
        0
        And now these "rabbits" are "bred" by the USKals (for loot)! laughing
        (This is for cutting the money of the Australians).
        There it is. And so that Australia does not forget to pay tribute (in the form of concessions, loyalty and a type of “joint”, “equal” partnership. ”And she didn’t forget how it smells ... the mistresses, the colony is still Anglo-Saxon. Not so long ago wanted to give up citizenship to Brito the Queen. (Referendum)
    4. jovanni
      jovanni April 7 2016 16: 10
      +2
      So it .... Rabbits, in the course of divorced - heaps !!! Eat a whisker. Parasites ...
    5. vkl.47
      vkl.47 April 7 2016 16: 12
      0
      the mattress works according to the old scheme. it scares the whole world with “evil Russians” and then puts up a weapon. they need air like air
    6. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A April 7 2016 16: 13
      +4
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      Well, what for Aboriginal small bombs? (yes any) whom to bomb?

      Judging by the cost of the F-35 itself, an individual helmet for a pilot for 700 kilobaks - for 390 lyam of Baku money you get about a dozen bombs. laughing They will suspend for beauty and for such money they will not bomb anything.

      We bought, damn it, Australopithecus toy on their own head ... She will destroy them! It's cheaper now to break it and throw it away than to keep it for another 10 years, because the "friends" will still be pulling money ...
      1. firefighter
        firefighter April 7 2016 20: 58
        0
        Duc, this is good news, let's rejoice! But seriously, let some "friends" have others in every sense. Russia will not become poorer from that.
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    8. Lukich
      Lukich April 7 2016 17: 22
      +1
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      Well, what for Aboriginal small bombs?

      application can be found. drive off sharks, jam crocodiles
    9. Kronos07
      Kronos07 April 7 2016 17: 39
      0
      we all know how countries make their money.
    10. sgazeev
      sgazeev April 7 2016 18: 01
      0
      Quote: Andrew Y.
      that's how the states live ... and according to the situation .. what for the natives of small-caliber bombs? (yes any) whom to bomb? Well, perhaps for the sake of:
      The proposed supply "will contribute to strengthening political stability, security and economic development in the Pacific and the world as a whole",

      Kangaroos are unbelted. laughing
    11. Hon
      Hon April 7 2016 19: 29
      0
      So they participate from boredom in different warriors
    12. vodolaz
      vodolaz April 7 2016 20: 16
      0
      Australia then why are they? They do not fight with anyone. Or again a vassal duty to mattresses? Weddings will bomb.
    13. firefighter
      firefighter April 7 2016 20: 51
      0
      I beg your pardon, but how what for!?! Vysotsky has long defined - "goat-button accordion, priest-accordion, icon-Papuan". It remains to decide who is who and everything will be ranked
    14. gergi
      gergi April 8 2016 00: 18
      0
      Well these are not simple bombs, these are humanitarian bombs. Again, they gathered to humanize before death.
  2. gray smeet
    gray smeet April 7 2016 16: 05
    0
    Unsinkable American aircraft carrier is serving properly .... It also brings money to the treasury!
    1. firefighter
      firefighter April 7 2016 21: 17
      0
      eat something he eat yes ktozh give him (the old wisdom of the Soviet foreman companies) So about the money in the treasury is already too much
  3. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S April 7 2016 16: 11
    +1
    And these descendants of the convicts who are going to bomb, if Russia, so it is still necessary to reach it.
    1. novobranets
      novobranets April 7 2016 16: 23
      0
      They frighten their kangaroos with their aggression. Well, how to get a bonbu out of his bag, and ... grunt! Scary, it is necessary to arm.
      1. Byshido_dis
        Byshido_dis April 7 2016 16: 29
        0
        And don’t talk! What if they have these evil kangaroos have biological / nuclear weapons ?! definitely need to arm themselves !!
  4. An60
    An60 April 7 2016 16: 12
    +1
    I realized from the article that large-diameter bombs do not fit in the F-35. They buy small, but a lot.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 7 2016 16: 23
      +7
      It's about GBU-39. Its weight is 129 kg (250 pounds). Carries 93 kg of explosives.
      She looks unusual in flight. More like a rocket.
      It hits the point. Efficiency (due to accuracy) is believed to exceed 500 lb
      ordinary bombs. Repeatedly used in hostilities.
      1. sir_obs
        sir_obs April 7 2016 16: 53
        0
        D'artanyan and Ilya Muromets met in a duel. D'artagnan approached and drew a dot on Ilya's ghudi. The latter raised an eyebrow inquiringly, D'artagnan replied that he would have the honor to hit Ilya at this point with a sword.
        And sprinkle it with chalk, Ilya concluded, raising a pood club above him.
      2. An60
        An60 April 7 2016 16: 59
        0
        "It is believed to be effective." But in reality? And the cost also exceeds the cost of 500 pound conventional bombs.
      3. Kronos07
        Kronos07 April 7 2016 17: 42
        +1
        ..........
      4. mav1971
        mav1971 April 7 2016 20: 02
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        It's about GBU-39. Its weight is 129 kg (250 pounds). Carries 93 kg of explosives.
        She looks unusual in flight. More like a rocket.
        It hits the point. Efficiency (due to accuracy) is believed to exceed 500 lb
        ordinary bombs. Repeatedly used in hostilities.


        yeah
        3000 pieces.
        2950 combat.
        50 inert.
  5. S_Baykala
    S_Baykala April 7 2016 16: 13
    +1
    After a helmet costing under a million, it's even inconvenient to ask how many "small diameter" bombs the Aboriginal winners bought. Probably more than a dozen.
  6. Alexez
    Alexez April 7 2016 16: 13
    0
    hmm ... aerial bombs for the F-35, but are there any penguins in service with Australia? They seem to have refused so far from purchases in favor of purchasing the upgraded F-18s and refining their own to this level. Very similar to rollback)))
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 7 2016 16: 56
      0
      The first two were delivered. Order for 70 pieces.
      1. Lt. Air Force stock
        Lt. Air Force stock April 7 2016 17: 54
        0
        Quote: voyaka uh
        The first two were delivered. Order for 70 pieces.

        I heard that Australia was planning to buy 100. And 12 Super-Hornets to upgrade to the Growlers.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina April 7 2016 19: 53
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          The first two were delivered. Order for 70 pieces.

          voyaka uh, why, this pair of F-35s has already been cured of "childhood" diseases? In short, there is an inscription, but no buoy ...
          http://vk.com/video8979041_167314937?hd=1&t=2s
  7. S_Baykala
    S_Baykala April 7 2016 16: 17
    +1
    Wow, Zoldat, thoughts converged to the nearest second. Alexey, I didn’t peek, I give a tooth!
  8. Abbra
    Abbra April 7 2016 16: 19
    0
    Starry New Zealand ...
  9. Igor V
    Igor V April 7 2016 16: 20
    +2
    Interestingly, since when did bombs begin to measure diameters? Everything used to be by weight, but by conditional power ...
  10. zllllo
    zllllo April 7 2016 16: 25
    -2
    Quote: Igor V
    Interestingly, since when did bombs begin to measure diameters? Everything used to be by weight, but by conditional power ...

    should intermeddle in a bag an average kangaroo.
    1. Byshido_dis
      Byshido_dis April 7 2016 16: 30
      0
      You forgot to clarify that the average kangaroo should be an average of 25 years old)))
  11. Prager
    Prager April 7 2016 16: 27
    0
    I wonder who they were going to bomb? herds of kangaroos or what?
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    2. RUSS
      RUSS April 7 2016 17: 38
      +1
      Quote: Prager
      I wonder who they were going to bomb? herds of kangaroos or what?

      Indonesia.
  12. Alekseir162
    Alekseir162 April 7 2016 16: 32
    0
    However, what are the long hands of the GDP, now I got to the kangaroo. It is good that friends from the SGA sold, almost for nothing, air bombs. It will now be something to meet the adversary.
    PS Here at first glance (and at the second and third) is a banal rollback, but that's how it was arranged, defense.
    bully
  13. Kibl
    Kibl April 7 2016 16: 39
    +2
    There are bombs for the plane, but there is no plane brought to mind yet. Nonsense! And I wonder how you can link the presence of bombs with economic stability in the region?
    1. nemez
      nemez April 7 2016 16: 56
      +1
      from the point of view of exclusivity - the economy depends on the war, I see no reason to give examples, everyone knows perfectly well how the "American economic miracle" rose, it still will not stop.
    2. novobranets
      novobranets April 7 2016 17: 22
      +1
      Quote: KIBL
      There are bombs for the plane, but there is no plane brought to mind yet

      Reminds of a joke about a guy who found a horseshoe on the road. Stands and thinks, "I wish I could find three more for this horseshoe, and a horse for them."
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt April 7 2016 21: 08
        +1
        if you are strong - pretend to be weak, and if you are weak - pretend to be strong. Classic ... be it not good am
  14. sir_obs
    sir_obs April 7 2016 16: 44
    +1
    To each koala and kangaroo in a bomb bag
    1. firefighter
      firefighter April 7 2016 21: 11
      0
      aha! that "tanned kangaroo" that is sneaking around the world with a mattress. in the bag that is on the back of the fly
  15. drilled
    drilled April 7 2016 16: 51
    0
    How-how ?!))) "Small diameter"? About aerial bombs? They apparently confused Trump's statement))))))
  16. Roman 11
    Roman 11 April 7 2016 17: 49
    0
    Figase, why do they need so many bombs? Penguin invasion? Or did you get the kinguru?
  17. Sergey333
    Sergey333 April 7 2016 18: 14
    0
    So why the heck goat button accordion is asked ??
  18. wow
    wow April 7 2016 18: 28
    -1
    We will beat Bambo, kangaroo! ???
    1. corporal
      corporal April 7 2016 19: 35
      0
      Quote: yo-mine
      We will beat Bambo, kangaroo! ???

      Islamists in Indonesia. And this infection there has multiplied a lot.
  19. hartlend
    hartlend April 7 2016 19: 20
    0
    There is a reason to push the United States with their own words about the supply of weapons by Russia, for example, to Iran.
  20. mav1971
    mav1971 April 7 2016 20: 33
    0
    Well, all the fools spoke out.

    Now let's write what the local content manager was originally supposed to write.
    By the way. blast it to the fullest, it’s not in the subject at all.
    if we write about weapons. so write from normal sources. and understand that Small Diameter Bomb is the name of a program that is abbreviated as SDB.
    Product code GBU-39, as already written by Vojaka UX. Thank you for that!

    The contract consists of 2 points.

    The bombs themselves. 214 million dollars.
    2950pcs - combat, 50pcs - inert. at approximately 71.3 thousand dollars apiece.

    Collateral Contract. 172 million dollars.
    Delivery, all technical supporting equipment, spare parts for the entire service life, warranty, training pilots in use and technical personnel in storage and use, reconfiguration of aircraft software for its use, all technical documentation.

    This contract allows you to unify the attachment to the F-35 as much as possible.

    The bombs themselves are very good.
    Guidance systems allow you to reach fit in the CVO 5m.
    They are "sharpened" for supersonic discharge. tests were at 1.5M, but it is considered. as 2M is available to them.
    Very small diameter - less than 20cm.
    Concrete penetration - 1.5м
    Flight range can reach 110km. (at the bomb, Karl!)
    Heavy Duty BB. The affected area is significantly larger than regular 500 pounds, and closer to 1000 pounds.
    Equipped with a bunch of electronics.
    From GPS and inertia to protection from an electronic warfare system, undermining a fraudulent radio altimeter.
    Excellent product on the technical side. We really need those.
    To defeat point stationary objects of a high level of security - that's it.
  21. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 April 8 2016 03: 50
    0
    Ah yes sir! But why? scare kangaroo ???
  22. Ros 56
    Ros 56 April 9 2016 11: 03
    0
    Whom kenguryatniks gathered to bomb, from you to any land to fly, but to fly. Or are you going to organize a brawl? And in my opinion, they just earn striped money.