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    Re: Saudi Arabia-USA Military relationship

    Post  George1 on Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:04 pm

    Notice on the possible sale of Saudi Arabia's missile defense system THAAD

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on October 6, 2017 sent a notice to the US Congress about the possible sale of Saudi Arabia through the inter-governmental military sales of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of seven batteries of the US missile defense system THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). The sale is authorized by the US Department of State. The estimated cost of delivery is estimated at $ 15 billion.

    According to the notification, 44 mobile THAAD launchers, THAAD 360 anti-missiles, THAAD command posts, seven AN / TPY-2 radars, and various other related assets (including 43 trucks) will be included in the proposed delivery. The cost of delivery also includes technical support, training of personnel, construction of infrastructure, payment for activities in Saudi Arabia of the required number of representatives of the American industry (111 people) and the US armed forces (18 people).

    The general contractors for the supply will be the corporations Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

    Recall that, as reported, a preliminary agreement on the purchase of Saudi Arabia's seven batteries of the THAAD system (the cost of which was tentatively estimated at 13.5 billion dollars) was signed on May 20, 2017 in Riyadh during the official visit to Saudi Arabia by the President of the United States of America Donald Trump. The date of deliveries of THAAD systems to Saudi Arabia was called 2023-2026.

    In the event of a firm intergovernmental agreement, Saudi Arabia will become the third foreign customer of THAAD after the UAE and Oman.


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    Re: Saudi Arabia-USA Military relationship

    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:36 am

    Saudi Arabia ordered another 17 Black Hawk helicopters

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3047741.html



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    Re: Saudi Arabia-USA Military relationship

    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:58 pm

    The program of delivery to Saudi Arabia of 155-mm self-propelled howitzers M109A6 Paladin

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on April 5, 2018 sent to the US Congress a notice on the possible sale to Saudi Arabia through the inter-governmental military sales of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of 180 sets of 155-mm / 39 self-propelled howitzers M109A5 converted in the variant M109A6 Paladin. A total of 177 self-propelled howitzers M109A6 are supposed to be converted for Saudi Arabia. The sale is authorized by the US Department of State. The estimated cost of delivery is $ 1.31 billion.

    According to the notice, three Fire Support Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (FSCATT), eight Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems (AFATDS), 180 M2NV machine guns of 12.7 mm caliber, and a support package, spare parts, ground equipment and training.

    On the bmpd side, we point out that, as can be judged, we are talking about the implementation of the Saudi Arabia program for the FMS of self-propelled howitzers M109A6 Paladin, the details of which were first officially published in July 2017. According to it, production for the delivery of Saudi Arabia towers of a new production for self-propelled howitzers M109A6 was supposed. These towers will have to be installed on the chassis of the M109A6 automatic control system, which are released when the US Army upgrades to the M109A7 PIP variant (in the process of upgrading the M109A6 to the M109A7, the M109A6 towers are rearranged to a new chassis manufactured by BAE Systems).

    The production of the SAU M109 in this way: for Saudi Arabia it was to be carried out in the Anniston Army Depot of the US Army (Anniston Army Depot, Ala.). The manufacturer of new towers was not formally defined, but in fact only BAE Systems Land & Armaments is the only one. In the release of the DSCA notice, the contractor for the supply of the M109A6 SAU to Saudi Arabia is also not defined.

    At present, the army of Saudi Arabia from self-propelled artillery of 155 mm caliber is believed to have 110 American self-propelled howitzers M109A2 and A3, 48 M109A5, 78 French 155 GCTs (probably most of which are stored) and 54 Chinese PLZ45. Apparently, the purchase of Saudi Arabia SAU M109A6 is designed to replace howitzer 155 GCT, purchased in the late 1970's.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3150189.html


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