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UAE buys more than 14 aerial bombs in the US

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The State Department approved the sale of bombs worth $ 785 million to the UAE Armed Forces to combat the Islamic State terrorist group, reports RIA News Reuters report.


UAE buys more than 14 aerial bombs in the US


According to the agency referring to the Pentagon, “it’s about selling 14,64 thousands of bombs and other weapons. Lawmakers now have 30 days to block the deal. ”

Earlier, the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, against the background of recent attacks by militants in Europe, called on the countries of the Western coalition for closer cooperation and "for sustained international efforts in the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group."
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  1. Gavril
    Gavril 20 July 2016 12: 05
    +1
    Sell ​​where they go!
    1. cniza
      cniza 20 July 2016 12: 30
      +4
      Quote: Gavril
      Sell ​​where they go!


      They are only interested in money, and all sorts of moral and political troubles are not about them.
      1. miru mir
        miru mir 20 July 2016 13: 49
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        Uh ... Russia seems to be selling too, no?
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  2. sq
    sq 20 July 2016 12: 05
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    A good way to get rid of junk. After all, the latest is hardly sold.
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 20 July 2016 12: 39
      +2
      UAE buys more than 14 aerial bombs in the US
      I’m interested in another thing. The UAE is the richest country in the region, in fact. And they can’t arrange production of avibombs. These are consumables. Which may not be necessary at any time. There are also four more warehouses that lie on the ground. Fear warehouses and sense of aviation.
      1. Leto
        Leto 20 July 2016 12: 54
        +2
        Quote: Observer2014
        The UAE is the richest country in the region as a matter of fact. And they cannot establish the production of avibombs.

        India is also a rich country, but they also buy air bombs, although everything is normal with industry. The point is not in the wealth and level of industry, but in what planes are operated. In order to suspend your own air bombs for Su-24, for example (let's say Algeria decides) it is necessary to coordinate a bunch of issues with the manufacturer, conduct compatibility tests, reset, aim, etc. And it will fly a pretty penny, it is easier to buy FABs from Russia. True, there are precedents, but this is at your own peril and risk.
    2. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 20 July 2016 12: 42
      +1
      Quote: kvm
      A good way to get rid of junk. After all, the latest is hardly sold.

      Guided bombs and guided bombs in Africa, most likely we are talking about JDAM, what is this old weapon?
    3. corporal
      corporal 20 July 2016 20: 23
      +1
      Quote: kvm
      A good way to get rid of junk.

      Ours in Afghanistan are German, they used the WWII period. And did not complain.
  3. DenZ
    DenZ 20 July 2016 12: 08
    0
    Something thoughts come that ISIS is not going to bomb the Saudis.
    1. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 20 July 2016 12: 18
      +5
      Saudis - in Saudi Arabia. And the UAE is the United Arab Emirates.
      1. DenZ
        DenZ 20 July 2016 12: 24
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        Quote: Army 2
        Saudis - in Saudi Arabia. A UAE - United Arab Emirates

        I agree, I messed up. But the Arabs have the same doubts.
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  4. Banishing liberoids
    Banishing liberoids 20 July 2016 12: 12
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    Not only that, the Yankees are constantly bombing the peaceful Syrians, so the emirates are now pulling themselves to them to bomb the civilians as well.
  5. spike-110
    spike-110 20 July 2016 12: 12
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    I doubt that this is old .. I think it's JDAM and SDB
    1. Leto
      Leto 20 July 2016 12: 44
      +2
      Quote: spike-110
      I doubt that this is old .. I think it's JDAM and SDB

      JDAM is not an aerial bomb, it is a targeting kit for conventional free-fall bombs and is usually sold separately. Aerial bombs are usually understood to mean ordinary "cast iron" Mk.82 / 83/84 weighing 500/1000/2000 pounds, as well as cluster bombs such as BLU 109/110/111.
      They are bought by thousands because they cost not a lot. And they are already buying JDAM and PAVEWAY guidance kits as needed.
      1. spike-110
        spike-110 20 July 2016 14: 35
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        Well, the UAE the Mk80 series bombs themselves are sculpted .. The BURKAN company is a video where you can clearly see on the Mk82 conveyor (227 kg) https://youtu.be/oex3STqCtk8 so they take JDAM kits ... about cast iron wouldn’t be news .. and the Saudis and Israel specifically voiced that they took bombs from the United States, mean JDAM and SDB
  6. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 20 July 2016 12: 14
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    That would also be the delivery of the "partners" organized directly from the aircraft carriers.
  7. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 July 2016 12: 25
    0
    For a big war - not enough, what the hell. Or replenish the stock, abstained in Yemen? They stopped fighting, they restore arsenals.
    1. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 20 July 2016 12: 46
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      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      For a big war - not enough

      On the contrary, it’s enough for a big war to destroy airfields, military facilities, command posts, storage bases, etc. etc. This is not enough for bomb fighters.
  8. Sasha75
    Sasha75 20 July 2016 12: 41
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    In America, there is no junk left, how many new ammunition they are already fighting will be, which they themselves lacked for wasting money, scooped up everything and not the fact that they would approve of the war with potential opponents China and Russia, they have no stockpiles, the military is very concerned. So the UAE traveled to us, then to Belarusians from the Old Man bought something about our I do not know.
    1. Leto
      Leto 20 July 2016 12: 57
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      Quote: Sasha75
      In America, there is no junk left, how many new ammunition they are already fighting will be, which they themselves lacked for wasting money, scooped up everything and not the fact that they would approve of the war with potential opponents China and Russia, they have no stockpiles, the military is very concerned. So the UAE traveled to us, then to Belarusians from the Old Man bought something about our I do not know.

      Stupid generator at full power?
  9. Vadim237
    Vadim237 20 July 2016 13: 08
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    Probably buy guided bombs EGBU 15, GBU 24, GBU 39 and AGM 154.
  10. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 20 July 2016 13: 13
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    Quote: Sasha75

    So the UAE traveled to us, then to Belarusians from the Old Man bought something about our I do not know.

    Old Man would have sent them air bombs, but alas, they are not suitable for NATO standards.
  11. masiya
    masiya 20 July 2016 13: 41
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    And what prevents them from making a sale, not only moral principles, only business and nothing personal, all the more it is an opportunity for additional updating of the armaments of the states themselves.
  12. Sasha75
    Sasha75 20 July 2016 13: 42
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    According to official information, the recent visit of the Minister of Defense of Qatar, Hamad bin Ali al-Attiy to Minsk and his negotiations with Alexander Lukashenko focused on the procurement of weapons in the "interests of the Qatari army."

    “The Qatari army does not need Belarusian weapons (MANPADS, ATGM and RPG systems), since it is equipped according to American standards. Obviously, purchases are for "third parties." Among the final recipients are Libyan Islamists, militants in the Sinai and Syrian supporters of the Islamic State.

    Satanovsky also notes that the United Arab Emirates is also acquiring weapons in Belarus. “Al Mutlaq Technology, the Al Mutlaq Croup sales office, is involved in such operations. Its CEO, Hussein Mohammed bin Mutlak al-Ghafli, is a non-public figure. His cousin, Muhammad Abdullah bin Mutlak al-Ghafli, the UAE’s ambassador to Minsk, is better known, which makes it easier for him to acquire weapons in this country, free from all international restrictions and embargoes, ”says Yevgeny Satanovsky.
    1. Leto
      Leto 20 July 2016 14: 30
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      Quote: Sasha75
      Among the final recipients are Libyan Islamists, militants in the Sinai and Syrian supporters of the Islamic State.

      Say it. The militants didn’t see Belarusian weapons, but there are a lot of Serbian ones.
  13. kotvov
    kotvov 20 July 2016 13: 46
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    the sale of 14,64 thousand bombs and other weapons. ,,
    Apparently this price of value is a few pages of some report.
    1. Kimimilk
      Kimimilk 20 July 2016 14: 20
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      To sell the written-off junk at a price more expensive ?? to partners.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 20 July 2016 14: 30
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        Partners will only buy new ammunition.
  14. Olegater
    Olegater 20 July 2016 20: 10
    +1
    I can’t believe that these UAE bought bombs to bombard camels and other animals in the desert. These bednuts begin to grow. am