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Media: Washington may approve the sale of 60-fighters to Qatar and Kuwait.

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The US administration can approve the supply of Qatar and Kuwait 60-te Boeing fighters production totaling about $ 7 billion, transfers TASS message from Reuters, referring to its source.


Media: Washington may approve the sale of 60-fighters to Qatar and Kuwait.


"This is about delivering X-Fum X-Numx Qatar fighters to Qatar worth about $ 36 billion and 15 F / A-4E / F Super Hornets Kuwait worth about $ 24 billion. The deal is currently agreed at the Pentagon level and the US Department of State", - said the source.

“The last remaining obstacle is to obtain the consent of the National Security Council and the White House,” he said.

According to a source, “Washington is committed to the cause of stability and security in the Middle East, therefore, arms supplies generally fit into the US diplomatic strategy in the region.”

At the same time, the agency notes that “behind the contract execution is a naked calculation: the US military command has repeatedly advocated the continued production of fourth-generation fighter aircraft at plants in St. Louis (Missouri) until the more modern F-35 entered service.” According to Reuters, “Boeing, based on a lucrative contract with Kuwait, has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the purchase of materials necessary for the assembly and construction of F / A-18E / F Super Hornet.”
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  1. St Petrov
    St Petrov April 19 2016 13: 39
    +6
    Here we need to operate with such numbers. And it’s somehow pale - 12 dryers there, 4 there.

    And here at once a pack. Enviably in white.

    But here it is with helicopters.

    1. Error
      Error April 19 2016 13: 41
      +2
      They were really lucky that they invested, otherwise they would have to take an expensive misunderstanding in the form of f 35
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi April 19 2016 15: 48
        +1
        Quote: Error
        They were really lucky that they invested, otherwise they would have to take an expensive misunderstanding in the form of f 35

        They would be happy to buy, but they will not sell this car for another 15 years.
    2. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall April 19 2016 13: 41
      +6
      Do not be jealous. There are many techniques in the Saudi kingdom, but no victories have been seen so far. Arabs love to buy, not to fight. Let them row more.
      1. teron
        teron April 19 2016 13: 43
        +2
        From the point of view of the United States, let them fight as they want, if only to buy.
    3. Stalker.1977
      Stalker.1977 April 19 2016 13: 52
      0
      Normally, we are selling, it’s only about what we know, but how many secret equipment is being sold ???
      1. vvvjak
        vvvjak April 19 2016 16: 26
        +1
        7,5 lard orders only during the operation in Syria officially
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 19 2016 16: 14
      +2
      The good news, given that the aircraft is not available, but for sale from stocks of the US Air Force and the ILC. And how the Saudis lose planes, we already know from an example in Yemen. drinks
    5. evgenii67
      evgenii67 April 19 2016 16: 17
      0
      Quote: s-t Petrov
      Here we need to operate with such numbers. And it’s somehow pale - 12 dryers there, 4 there.

      Yes, and they push their products a little 125mln for F / A-18E / F and 111mln for F-15, and our 40-50mln for drying.
  2. Andrey K
    Andrey K April 19 2016 13: 39
    +5
    Where are the Raptors, where is the F-35?
    Somehow small, and even then under the word "can approve", it should be understood "twisted hands" and forced to buy ...
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov April 19 2016 13: 41
      0
      and the handsome men that forced. With these drovers of camels it is different and it is not worth building a dialogue.

      I’m all waiting for them to play their card for Omerika and be hollowed into the Stone Age by their former allies

    2. Odysseus
      Odysseus April 19 2016 14: 03
      +1
      Quote: Andrey K
      Where are the Raptors, where is the F-35?

      Why sell new when you can mix junk?
      The Raptor, in general, is not being sold to anyone. The F-35 is for itself, for the allies and the most important satellites.
      Time will pass, they will sell to Kuwait.
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K April 19 2016 14: 14
        +6
        You didn’t understand the humor jokes, my phrase is exactly about the same smile
        1. Odysseus
          Odysseus April 19 2016 14: 30
          0
          Quote: Andrey K
          You didn’t understand the humor jokes, my phrase is exactly about the same

          Ahhh, I beg your pardon. Dull.
  3. Same lech
    Same lech April 19 2016 13: 47
    +1
    Washington may approve the sale of 60 fighters to Qatar and Kuwait.


    I don’t understand why they need fighters ...
    as the war of SAUDI ARABIA against Yemen showed, the presence of high-tech weapons in the hands of Arab sheikhs is not yet an indicator of their ability to fight.

    But if Israel sharply increased such an offensive weapon in itself, it would be already interesting.
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 19 2016 13: 55
      +3
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      But if Israel sharply increased such an offensive weapon it would be already interesting.

      but not to Qatar or the Saudis ... they would obviously be upset.
    2. Leto
      Leto April 19 2016 14: 05
      +1
      Quote: The same LYOKHA
      I don’t understand why they need fighters ...

      Now, if I were a seller, I would have one place for what they would do with airplanes, although camel milk would be delivered only if they were delivered on time and in full.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich April 19 2016 14: 09
        +1
        Quote: Leto
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        I don’t understand why they need fighters ...

        Now, if I were a seller, I would have one place for what they would do with airplanes, although camel milk would be delivered only if they were delivered on time and in full.

        spice traders think so too ...
    3. Verdun
      Verdun April 19 2016 17: 55
      0
      They were really lucky that they invested, otherwise they would have to take an expensive misunderstanding in the form of f 35
      You are reasoning correctly. At least sell these guys - they fly lousy. Yes, and they are also fighting ...
  4. RussianRoulette
    RussianRoulette April 19 2016 13: 47
    0
    To each sheikh by a fighter in a hangar and by a cruiser in a bay!
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall April 19 2016 13: 51
      +4
      And on the rocket in the ass.
    2. The comment was deleted.
  5. akims
    akims April 19 2016 13: 48
    +2
    Unfortunately I did not find from which movie:
    “We sell our planes to African tribes as well.
    How do they use our planes?
    They are throwing them off the mountain ... the tribe whose plane will fly farthest has won. "
  6. demo
    demo April 19 2016 13: 50
    +2
    "This is about delivering X-Fum X-Numx Qatar fighters to Qatar worth about $ 36 billion and 15 F / A-4E / F Super Hornets Kuwait worth about $ 24 billion. The deal is currently agreed at the Pentagon level and the US Department of State", - said the source.

    At the same time, it became known from reliable sources about the delivery of 36 Verba MANPADS to the Yemeni rebels, worth $ 3,6 million.
    Bash to bash!
  7. From Samara
    From Samara April 19 2016 13: 56
    +1
    F-15 is a strong fighter, but the Arabs pilots are not so hot ...
  8. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 19 2016 14: 00
    +1
    It's just a bribe to the United States to stay with them as friends ...
  9. Odysseus
    Odysseus April 19 2016 14: 00
    0
    A standard deal for vassal states. Americans get a lot of money and the opportunity to continue the production of old planes (while maintaining jobs), vassals (Kuwait, Qatar) get old weapons they don't need at a huge price.
    The problem is that they have nowhere to go, for political loyalty you have to pay.
    1. Leto
      Leto April 19 2016 14: 07
      0
      Quote: Odyssey
      Americans get a lot of money and the opportunity to continue the production of old aircraft

      Why is this a super hornet old plane? There will be a younger Su-27, but only a year older than Rafal.
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus April 19 2016 14: 22
        +1
        Quote: Leto
        Why is this a super hornet old plane?

        Old from the point of view of the Americans. Production for itself ends, the F-35 era is coming. If there are no orders from abroad, in this case from Kuwait (which needs the umbrella for the safety of the F-18 state), the conveyor will have to be stopped.
        And so, in itself, Super Hornet is really not an old plane and very high quality.
        Quote: Leto
        There will be a younger Su-27, but only a year older than Rafal.

        They even underestimated. They are much younger than the Su-27 (in the original version) and Rafal's peer (and by the date of the first flight, even younger than Rafal).
        1. Leto
          Leto April 19 2016 15: 08
          0
          Quote: Odyssey
          Old from the point of view of the Americans.

          Boeing offers for sale a fairly advanced F / A-18E / F Advanced Super Hornet. At least the Indians want Super Hornet with Silent Hornet elements, conformal tanks, radar with AFAR, a container for ASP. If you agree with the Indians, the conveyor will move to India and Boeing will solve a lot of problems.
          1. Odysseus
            Odysseus April 19 2016 19: 08
            0
            Quote: Leto
            If they agree with the Indians, the conveyor will move to India, having decided a lot of problems for Boeing.

            The deal with India is not a deal with Kuwait. India has a political subjectivity. That is, here the issue is no longer political, but political and military-economic. Here you need to conquer the market both through the political lobby, and bribes and an advantageous offer with a purely military point of view. A possible contract with India is a complex of problems that Boeing and the US government have to solve.
            And, frankly, I doubt that they will solve these problems. Nevertheless, the purchase of a batch of Rafaley and an additional batch of Su-30 looks more likely.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 19 2016 14: 13
      0
      Quote: Odyssey
      the ability to continue the production of old aircraft (

      "Hornet" is quite a "pumped" attack aircraft, it is too early to write off in old people.
    3. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock April 19 2016 15: 06
      +2
      Quote: Odyssey
      get a lot of money and the opportunity to continue the production of old aircraft (while maintaining jobs), in

      Not so old and they are on the F-15 install a modern radar based on AFAR AN / APG-63 (v) 3
      1. Odysseus
        Odysseus April 19 2016 19: 12
        0
        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        Not so old and they are on the F-15 install a modern radar based on AFAR AN / APG-63 (v) 3

        I repeat, the old ones are not from a technical point of view, but from the point of view of the Americans.
        Their general idea is not only to receive money from the sale of the F-35, but also to continue to sell 4-generation fighters, while maintaining production lines and personnel.
        Accordingly, all countries politically dependent on them buy 4-generation aircraft in a voluntary-forced manner. But the quality of these aircraft depends on the thickness of the wallet.
  10. Holsten
    Holsten April 19 2016 14: 03
    +1
    They have nowhere to put money - who are they going to scare? After all, these fighters still need to buy a ground army, at least for their protection. However, there is an interested party to which these planes will be there very much in the form of a permanent reserve. In this case, the lucky owners of formidable aircraft will be allowed to be proud of the power of their Air Force and sometimes watch them in parades.
  11. Leto
    Leto April 19 2016 14: 20
    0
    Boeing, counting on a profitable contract with Kuwait, has already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the purchase of materials necessary for the assembly and construction of the F / A-18E / F Super Hornet

    Boeing looms not sickly prospects in India. After the failure with Rafal, the Indians are considering buying "something else" and it will most likely be a Super Hornet. Boeing is ready to organize full production of the Super Hornet in India with the transfer of production and service license. This is a very generous offer, and the Indians are very happy because they immediately receive both a deck vehicle and a military one, as well as a constant supply of modern aircraft engines for their Tejas. The Indians rejected the offer from LM for the production of the Viper because the enemy has the main F-16 machine, also among the candidates is Grippen, but his chances are small, the Indians do not even consider the Typhoon and MiG-35. And most importantly, the production of the Super Hornet will not be handled by HAL (which has already expressed its fu in the direction of the Super Hornet), but a joint venture, which the Indian Air Force pleases most of all.
  12. Makarov
    Makarov April 19 2016 15: 49
    0
    and 15 and 18 are the best at the moment their cars, even in export versions. Heavy and attack fighters say that they still plan to finish Syria, if not this year, then next year for sure ...
  13. vvvjak
    vvvjak April 19 2016 16: 02
    +1
    As far as I know, Hornet has more deck aircraft (or does Qatar already have aircraft carriers?) And the SU-27 is not a competitor. But the F-15 thing is formidable. Recent modifications can argue with SU 30-35 with good radar support