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US Senators: Delaying F-16 aircraft deliveries to the Persian Gulf could lead to the loss of US industrial dominance in the region

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A number of US senators, including John McCain, sent a letter to the White House, urging not to delay the supply of fighters worth about $ 9 billion to the countries of the Persian Gulf (Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain), since they may eventually refuse contracts and order aircraft from competitors, incl. Russia has RIA News message "Wall Street Journal".




"America should not miss the opportunity to expand its influence in the Middle East and ensure further industrial dominance of the United States, should not give up this sphere to our competitors or opponents",
says the letter.

This is about the supply of "Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, as well as Boeing's F-15 and F / A-18 fighters," explains the newspaper.

“We understand that these requests must be carefully considered, but the decision on them has been too long,” the senators note.

According to them, “a deal with Qatar and Kuwait is necessary first of all, all the more so because of the US delay, Kuwait has already concluded a deal to buy 28 European fighter jets“ Typhoon ””.

According to the information, “the amount of the deal with Bahrain could be two billion dollars, with Kuwait - three billion and with Qatar - four billion dollars”. For this money, the United States "will be able to deliver 17 to Bahrain, Kuwait - 24, and Qatar - 36 fighters," the newspaper calculated.

According to the WSJ, Washington postpones the execution of the contract due to friendly relations with Israel. "The United States has long maintained Israel’s military advantage in the region and avoided selling fighter jets to other regional partners," the newspaper notes.
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  1. cniza
    cniza 7 May 2016 12: 34
    +10
    A number of US senators, including John McCain, sent a letter to the White House urging them not to delay deliveries of fighter aircraft worth about $ 9 billion.


    Well, restless everything is not enough for him, everywhere he lobbies his pocket.
    1. Proxima
      Proxima 7 May 2016 12: 41
      +9
      Quote: cniza
      Well, restless everything is not enough for him, everywhere he lobbies his pocket.

      Of course, it is possible to lobby, but it is very difficult to suck in an airplane worth $ 130 million, when similar versions (including ours) are noticeably lower in price.
      1. poquello
        poquello 7 May 2016 23: 12
        0
        Quote: Proxima
        Quote: cniza
        Well, restless everything is not enough for him, everywhere he lobbies his pocket.

        Of course, it is possible to lobby, but it is very difficult to suck in an airplane worth $ 130 million, when similar versions (including ours) are noticeably lower in price.

        )))) and the United States asks them if they buy from us they will brush off American bzdyuley
      2. Zfoni
        Zfoni 8 May 2016 07: 12
        -2
        Let Russian planes buy. And we will be calmer, and the fellows are more fun in ...
        1. trantor
          trantor 8 May 2016 07: 57
          0
          Quote: Zfoni
          And we will be calmer

          Not a fig yourself calm? Even the Saudis to sell and then brush aside from them throughout the Middle East ... except with some thread a tricky defect wink
      3. GSH-18
        GSH-18 8 May 2016 14: 24
        0
        Quote: Proxima
        Of course, it is possible to lobby, but it is very difficult to suck in an airplane worth $ 130 million, when similar versions (including ours) are noticeably lower in price.

        Actually, comparing the above Efki with our new Dryers is like comparing horseradish with a finger. The Americans did the modeling themselves, even their new 35th absolutely can not be compared with the Su-30cm and even more so with the Su-35s, but we should not talk about the T-50.
    2. Amurets
      Amurets 7 May 2016 12: 46
      +3
      Quote: cniza


      Well, restless everything is not enough for him, everywhere he lobbies his pocket.

      Business sharks will not forgive if they oversleep the supply of fighters to BVA "McCain's age is already prikopochny." What will you take with you to the grave? However, what is not enough will be needed.
      1. trantor
        trantor 8 May 2016 07: 51
        0
        Quote: Amurets
        What do you take with you to the grave?

        You will be surprised, but NOTHING laughing
    3. poquello
      poquello 7 May 2016 23: 15
      0
      Quote: cniza
      A number of US senators, including John McCain, sent a letter to the White House urging them not to delay deliveries of fighter aircraft worth about $ 9 billion.


      Well, restless everything is not enough for him, everywhere he lobbies his pocket.

      Jews lobbied for him until they learn to ride on f35 categorically against it, and given that on f35 it is also necessary to achieve benefits, the whole question hangs
    4. GSH-18
      GSH-18 8 May 2016 14: 26
      0
      According to WSJ, Washington postpones contract execution due to friendship with Israel. “The United States has long supported Israel’s military advantage in the region and avoided selling fighters to other regional partners.”

      Ha! That is what? Have the Americans decided to throw the Jews? belay To walk, so to walk! laughing
  2. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 7 May 2016 12: 34
    +5
    The Obama administration is pulling the cat's tail. So consider McCain and the company. It will be fun if the Arabs turn to other suppliers.
    1. avvg
      avvg 7 May 2016 13: 16
      +6
      In my opinion, the Arabs are already turning to us with requests for the supply of weapons (yesterday's visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar) and as a result McCain and other "hawks" in Washington are going crazy.
  3. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 7 May 2016 12: 38
    +2
    This is a grater between the USPK and Europe, for us there is no place in this market
  4. Monos
    Monos 7 May 2016 12: 41
    +10
    "America should not miss the opportunity to expand its influence in the Middle East and ensure further industrial dominance of the United States, should not give up this sphere to our competitors or opponents",


    We pump oil, sell weapons. That's how we live. Oh yes, democracy is still ...
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch 7 May 2016 13: 07
      +3
      Quote: Monos
      We pump oil, sell weapons. That's how we live. Oh yes, democracy is still ...


      We are robbing the whole world, under a barrel of gunpowder we are making a fire, because it is more convenient to rob in smoke ... Is this better, colleague?
      Someone here recently wrote that America needs war to prosper, and Russia needs peace. I agree . Blacks and whites in chess will never agree. And it seems to me that the black king is naked. Here Obama in the photo below would look more organic:
      1. Monos
        Monos 7 May 2016 13: 13
        +6
        Quote: iliitch
        We are robbing the whole world, under a barrel of gunpowder we are making a fire, because it is more convenient to rob in smoke ... Is this better, colleague?


        This is more specific, without equivocation. yes
        1. iliitchitch
          iliitchitch 7 May 2016 14: 34
          +1
          Quote: Monos
          This is more specific, without equivocation.


          And about democracy, by the way, I didn’t write right away, I’m sorry, a colleague.
          The simplest test: we write on a placard in gouache "Putin is a kzel", and we go out to Red Square. Punishment - with a baton on a teapot and in the subway; you will publicize - 72 hours; maliciously - 15 days. Otmazov - the sea, because no one knows what "kzel" is, but the meaning is clear. Engage in such a play on words about Obamenko in the American move in front of the White House - "there was a huge wandering in long stages" provided exclusively. That's all democracy.
    2. cap
      cap 7 May 2016 13: 49
      +1
      Quote: Monos
      We pump oil, sell weapons. That's how we live. Oh yes, democracy is still ...


      Democracy to those who did not have time to buy weapons, delivered by bomber.
  5. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 7 May 2016 12: 45
    +2
    And the overseas wholesalers were thinking about it ... Either buy the SU-35S in a cut-off export version, or the F-16 squadron (comparing combat capabilities. Well, just don’t demand the links, I’m figurative) ... It’s painfully delicious Russian. Their little souls are torn in half, a dilemma, however. For this, schizophrenia did not happen to them.
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 7 May 2016 12: 50
    +11
    In addition to fighters, we also need pilots and weapon systems. Camelfackers for some reason thinks that it is enough to buy camels (fighters). And the Yemeni rebels did not teach them anything. The Russian military-industrial complex has shown that in capable hands modern strike aviation is a decisive force. The key word is "skilled"!
  7. Timur 07
    Timur 07 7 May 2016 13: 25
    +3
    Spinning how them ...
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  10. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 7 May 2016 13: 34
    +4

    Late, whoever needs it, they saw everything! laughing
    1. Hyppopotut
      Hyppopotut 8 May 2016 14: 15
      +1
      How many times I watch such videos, and every time "my chest is bursting with pride" for our designers!
  11. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 7 May 2016 13: 53
    +1
    Liberasts from the USA want to eat fish and ... sit down.
    Not every time it turns out with them ...
  12. Verdun
    Verdun 7 May 2016 13: 58
    +1
    All American cars - F-15, F-16, F / A-18 are already age-related and even in the modified versions are not very interesting to potential buyers. At the same time, the F-16 and F / A-18 have enough competitors in the market without Russian cars. Rafale and Typhoon are newer and, perhaps, more perfect, JAS 39 NG is again on its heels. So the United States has to turn around to vparit customers its products. Someone stepped on the throat, someone gilded a pen ... They thought that the F-35 would be sold like hot cakes, but the trouble was that the filling turned out to be rotten. It is commonplace, however!
    1. DrVintorez
      DrVintorez 7 May 2016 15: 32
      +1
      if we compare gliders, then f15 / 16/18 is about (I emphasize, APPROXIMATELY) peers with our su27 / 35 mig29 / 33.
      1. Verdun
        Verdun 7 May 2016 17: 50
        +4
        peers with our su27 / 35 mig29 / 33
        F-15 and F-16 glider appeared much earlier. But it is not necessary to count on the fact that Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain will buy Russian military aircraft at the moment. The United States always uses a wide variety of methods of influence when it comes to their economic interests. Take the Israeli Lavi, which was created on the basis of the F-16. Even being in good relations with Israel, the Americans did everything to kill this project, as soon as it became clear that it was a completely competitive machine. And with regard to the Arab arms market, they will stand to the last. Even the products of their NATO allies will be pushed in all sorts of ways.
        1. andrewkor
          andrewkor 7 May 2016 18: 54
          0
          I remember well that Mossad agents stole the documentation for the French F-1, which was supposed to be produced under license, in Switzerland, but something did not grow together and the wagon of documents was gathering dust in the warehouse. Hence the Lavi!
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 7 May 2016 21: 57
            +3
            On the basis of the stolen documentation of the Mirage, Kfir was made - the main easy
            Israel fighter 60-70 years.
            And Lavi competed with the F-16. Lavi sold the documentation to China (then no one
            assumed that he would become a superpower) and he now flies with them ("duck" smile )
            1. Verdun
              Verdun 7 May 2016 22: 14
              0
              Lavi sold the documentation to China (then no one
              assumed that he would become a superpower)
              What, really cheapened ?! smile What a pity, the car was not bad. Even
              Major General Dan Halutz stated that his previous position on this issue was erroneous: the IDF should have decided to equip the air forces with domestic aircraft.
              And now they are trying to pass off as the fifth generation ...
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 8 May 2016 10: 28
                +1
                Whom? Lavi? Lavi was one of the first 4th generation fighters.

                Lavi-based Chinese aircraft - Chengdu J-10. Purely 4th generation.
                5th generation Chinese single-engine - J-31. But there is already nothing from Lavi.
                It is the Chinese who hacked the Americans' documents on the F-35.
        2. DrVintorez
          DrVintorez 7 May 2016 20: 38
          0
          Strange to quote, I specifically wrote that approximately, but you ignored it. Do not do like this
          1. Verdun
            Verdun 7 May 2016 21: 37
            0
            Strange quote, I specifically wrote that approximately
            Start of operation: F-15 1976. Su-27 - 1985. F-16A - 1979, and the MiG-29 - 1983. If the F-16 and MiG-29 can be called peers, albeit with a stretch, there are four years of difference, then between the F-15 and Su-27 it is nine years, which is a very significant period for military aviation. Even four years of difference is already a lot. It’s just that you, most likely, are misled by reasoning about the third, fourth, fifth generation of military aircraft. From my point of view, all these discussions about generations are from the evil one. Especially considering the upgrades that are constantly being developed for already created aircraft. There are no generations, but there is only a steady constructive and technological development. In moments it may look spasmodic, thanks to the advent of new knowledge and technologies. But they - this knowledge and technology - are often used precisely for the modernization of already developed equipment. And then comes the, say, F-15SE Silent Eagle, of course having similarities with the first machines in the line, but significantly surpassing them in its capabilities.
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  13. lexx2038
    lexx2038 7 May 2016 14: 06
    +3
    Yes, for them, war is just another kind of marketing, and what about death, destruction, well, so these are just associated costs - nothing personal, just business.
    1. Altona
      Altona 7 May 2016 20: 11
      +1
      Quote: lexx2038
      Yes, for them, war is just another kind of marketing, and what about death, destruction, well, so these are just associated costs - nothing personal, just business.

      ----------------------
      So their layman also rejoices at times, how well the war has been muddied and how many orders it can bring.
  14. behemot
    behemot 7 May 2016 15: 02
    -1
    America is a vile, full-time scum. This is really a cancerous tumor that eats up the body. It is difficult to treat, but sometimes possible, with radiation therapy.
    1. guzik007
      guzik007 7 May 2016 21: 15
      0
      America is a vile, full-time scum. This is really a cancerous tumor that eats up the body. It is difficult to treat, but sometimes possible, with radiation therapy.
      --------------------------------------------------
      I would not generalize. The establishment is his mother, yes, it's scum in 90%. Ordinary people, hard workers, personally, I only command respect. It is enough to see the discovery: "Yukon gold", "wooden houses", "gold rush". Real hard workers who do not bother with politics, global issues. They plow day and night, families feed. What, however, is very different from many of our compatriots, who, instead of "plowing" in the morning with a can of beer, are ready to tear their throats for politics.
  15. kolexxx
    kolexxx 7 May 2016 15: 08
    +2
    US Senators are not in vain worried. They see the US losing influence among its satraps in the Middle East. The unprecedented activity of kings, emirs, sheikhs and foreign ministers, who have become frequent visitors to Moscow and Sochi, cannot but frighten Washington. Confidence in the United States has been severely undermined by the change in Iranian policy. The prospect of losing not only influence, but also the previously stable and profitable arms market in the Arab world, is very alarming for senators. "The delivery to the United Arab Emirates of Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems has begun. “The Russian side has fulfilled the contract for the supply of BMP-3M and BMP-3K infantry fighting vehicles to Kuwait.” “Earlier there was information that Saudi Arabia and Iraq could buy about 1450 BMP-3 from Russia.” There are many such messages.
  16. wadulya
    wadulya 7 May 2016 15: 37
    +4
    .... and peace will reign on the planet
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 7 May 2016 20: 17
      +1
      Quote: wadulya
      .... and peace will reign on the planet

      Obviously, soon ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 8 May 2016 10: 34
        0
        Yellowstone's eruption, if it is, is NOT explosive.
        There is a hole in the continental plate - magma is open - there is nothing to explode.
        In the United States, only the national park will suffer. Animals will die
        (as it was during the eruption in Kamchatka 10 years ago).
        But the cloud of ash will rise and cover the whole Earth. Evenly.
        It will go to everyone. sad
  17. MACCABI-TLV
    MACCABI-TLV 7 May 2016 15: 52
    +2
    Ummm ... but why only post a photo of Eurofighter when it comes to f-16?
    1. Tibidokh
      Tibidokh 7 May 2016 17: 01
      +2
      Quote: MACCABI-TLV
      Ummm ... but why only post a photo of Eurofighter when it comes to f-16?

      Perhaps my comment will be irrelevant, because the photo could be replaced, but the photo is not at all eurofighter, but the prototypes of the F-16XL attack aircraft. Eurofighter PGO has, but the air intake is different.
      As far as I remember, they wanted to make the F-16 a "front-line bomber" and that's what happened.
  18. Ros 56
    Ros 56 7 May 2016 15: 56
    0
    Dear, you think they are baking about their country, no matter how. It's just that they share in these air corporations and have a good gesheft from this.
    Everything is very simple, all wars on Earth over money. As they say, nothing personal, just business.
  19. beer-youk
    beer-youk 7 May 2016 16: 52
    0
    Quote: Talker
    Nevertheless, America is a leader in arms sales.


    In monetary terms, but not in military-technical terms. Roughly speaking, three plywood planes cost three times less than one titanium, but it is guaranteed to be knocked down ... And who is the leader?
  20. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 7 May 2016 19: 20
    0
    Yes, America alone will give everyone what they want. Only Russia is not the same, it delivers what they agreed on. Nobody has ever had Russia in Russia. Russia itself controls its wealth. And for the stupid idiots there is the Russian Army, which will explain to everyone who it is RUSSIA. This is as long as there is adequate leadership and wonderful people in Russia.
  21. Volksib
    Volksib 7 May 2016 19: 48
    +1
    The operation of the Russian aerospace forces served as a good impetus for potential buyers to take a closer look at the planes of the domestic military-industrial complex. That's where the Americans moved.