Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


    US Foreign Military Sales

    Share
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    US Foreign Economic and Military Aid

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:12 am





    Some conclusions:

    Egypt will receive 1,31bn $ military aid according to US proposed federal budget. It seems that last 2-3 years USA has resumed its aid to Egypt in Mubarak-era level. Of course whatever are their differences with Sisi they aren't willing to lose Egypt totally.

    Israel first place of course.

    Jordan is in 3rd place, mainly i believe because it is neighboring Syria and Iraq and the war there. They also receive considerable economic aid. Maybe USA afraid they are in danger of destabilization?

    Next are Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Colombia which still is the best ally of USA in Latin America.

    Most economic aid goes to Pakistan and Afghanistan in Asia and in african countries
    avatar
    KiloGolf

    Posts : 2527
    Points : 2525
    Join date : 2015-09-01
    Location : Macedonia, Hellas

    US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:32 pm

    State Dept. approves sale of 72 F-15 fighters to Qatar

    By Ryan Maass   |   Nov. 18, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a proposed $21.1 billion foreign military sale to the government of Qatar for 72 F-15QA aircraft.

    In addition to the multirole fighters, Qatar will also receive associated weapon packages, ground support, training materials and maintenance equipment. In a statement released by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation agency, government officials say the sale is intended to bolster foreign policy interests.

    The proposed sale is intended to improve Qatar's ability to meet air-to-air and air-to-ground enemy threats and improve homeland defense capabilities. The U.S. State Department's approval comes just weeks after the British government released a statement upgrading Qatar's terrorism threat from "underlying" to "general". U.S. officials say the sale will not affect the basic military balance in the Middle East.

    Aerospace giant Boeing has been listed as the prime contractor for the sale, with additional support from Elbit Systems, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and others.

    The Boeing-made F-15 Strike Eagle is a twin-engine fighter designed for multi-role capabilities. Additional customers in the Middle East include the governments of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/11/18/State-Dept-approves-sale-of-72-F-15-fighters-to-Qatar/7371479486805/

    The Obama administration has gone full retard Neutral
    avatar
    PapaDragon

    Posts : 7253
    Points : 7347
    Join date : 2015-04-26
    Location : Fort Evil, Serbia

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:02 am


    Well technically you can't use F-15 to stone women to death so it's all kosher... pwnd
    avatar
    calm

    Posts : 1482
    Points : 1484
    Join date : 2015-12-19
    Location : Serbia

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  calm on Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:41 am

    ^^


    +40  F-18 for Kuwait
    Kuwait cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs; conformal fuel tanks included



    Thats $30+ billion

    Waiting for KSA to double that, and - The collapse of Saudi Arabia is inevitable


    Last edited by calm on Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:43 pm; edited 1 time in total

    sheytanelkebir

    Posts : 540
    Points : 557
    Join date : 2013-09-16

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:43 pm

    nice bit of cash for the americans.
    avatar
    GarryB

    Posts : 18648
    Points : 19204
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:05 am

    Plus it makes Iran more nervous too... an added bonus as far as the US is concerned.

    Lots of cash and lots of work for US workers too.

    BTW 21 billion for 72 F-15s... makes Rafales sound cheap...

    par far

    Posts : 1747
    Points : 1920
    Join date : 2014-06-26

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  par far on Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:04 pm

    GarryB wrote:Plus it makes Iran more nervous too... an added bonus as far as the US is concerned.

    Lots of cash and lots of work for US workers too.

    BTW 21 billion for 72 F-15s... makes Rafales sound cheap...




    These idiots got ripped off.
    avatar
    starman

    Posts : 245
    Points : 243
    Join date : 2016-08-10

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  starman on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:42 pm

    It's obvious Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait are arming to counter Iran. If Israel was their main concern, now, they'd either ask for F-35s or turn to nonAmerican suppliers for Rafales or SU-35s. But if the political landscape changes drastically, Strike Eagles could be used against Israel someday.

    par far

    Posts : 1747
    Points : 1920
    Join date : 2014-06-26

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  par far on Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:12 pm

    GarryB wrote:Plus it makes Iran more nervous too... an added bonus as far as the US is concerned.

    Lots of cash and lots of work for US workers too.

    BTW 21 billion for 72 F-15s... makes Rafales sound cheap...



    Iran is not going to be nervous, Iran was under sanctions for 36 years and these assholes would not dare attack Iran, now that Iran is out of those illegal sanctions. Iran can improve it's economy and in 5 years buy modern military equipment.

    It is one thing to buy these shiny new toys but it is a another thing to use them, these assholes can go and buy any new toy they want from NATO assholes but they won't have one thing that Iranians have and that is the courage and bravery to die for their country and that is something you cannot buy, you are born with it.
    avatar
    OminousSpudd

    Posts : 898
    Points : 907
    Join date : 2015-01-03
    Age : 23
    Location : New Zealand

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  OminousSpudd on Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:53 pm

    par far wrote:
    GarryB wrote:Plus it makes Iran more nervous too... an added bonus as far as the US is concerned.

    Lots of cash and lots of work for US workers too.

    BTW 21 billion for 72 F-15s... makes Rafales sound cheap...



    Iran is not going to be nervous, Iran was under sanctions for 36 years and these assholes would not dare attack Iran, now that Iran is out of those illegal sanctions. Iran can improve it's economy and in 5 years buy modern military equipment.

    It is one thing to buy these shiny new toys but it is a another thing to use them, these assholes can go and buy any new toy they want from NATO assholes but they won't have one thing that Iranians have and that is the courage and bravery to die for their country and that is something you cannot buy, you are born with it.
    Has a point to be honest, look at Yemen. Doesn't matter how good your equipment is if you fight like that.
    avatar
    GarryB

    Posts : 18648
    Points : 19204
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:15 pm

    These idiots got ripped off.

    Qatar are not idiots and nor is the Obama administration in this case.

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia get to be war criminals by buying big ticket items at inflated prices from the head war criminal of the world... the US.

    Money talks.

    There will be no investigative reporting in the US about whether they are war criminals because the same rich people who own the media outlets in the US also own the weapons factories that now have some work at a time when the US military is not buying these things. They don't sht where they eat.

    So everyone wins... Qatar gets some shiny new planes they will likely hire foreign mercenaries to fly for them, the US gets forward deployed aircraft they are familiar with in an emergency and more pressure on Iran, though I do agree that Yemen is an example of high tech stuff only being a fraction of the puzzle... the only losers here are the victims of the qatar government and the saudi government... and their actions... which means the people of Yemen, the people of Saudi Arabia, the people of qatar, the people of Syria and Iraq (because of ISIS) and the people of Iran. And of coruse the Russian people and Turkish people who have to deal with the results of the actions of those countries.

    But why should the US care about that...
    avatar
    higurashihougi

    Posts : 2119
    Points : 2212
    Join date : 2014-08-13
    Location : A small and cutie S-shaped land.

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:00 am

    GarryB wrote:Plus it makes Iran more nervous too... an added bonus as far as the US is concerned.

    Lots of cash and lots of work for US workers too.

    BTW 21 billion for 72 F-15s... makes Rafales sound cheap...

    At least F-15 is a good fighter, it is the mightiest fighter of the West so far, and will be for the next 10 years due to the failure of F-22/35.

    And at least wind can still accesses F-15's vertical stabs at high AoA, in F-15 it is not blocked by the hull and wings like Rafale or Typhoon.
    avatar
    GarryB

    Posts : 18648
    Points : 19204
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:12 am

    The late model F-15 is a formidable aircraft and I would rate it as much more valuable to an air force than an F-35... if the air defence is so powerful you have to hide from it then you probably should not be using your manned aircraft in the first few waves of the attack.

    After the main comms and HQs are hit and the big radars are down then an F15 can carry more further and much faster than the F-35.

    To be honest if I was Trump I would cut the F35 to say 500 aircraft and just build more F-15s and F-16s.

    Of course that will ruin the pork in the F-35 and they will become like 300 million a piece but at least you will still have numbers of good aircraft to get the job done.
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:23 am



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2287354.html
    avatar
    calm

    Posts : 1482
    Points : 1484
    Join date : 2015-12-19
    Location : Serbia

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  calm on Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:44 pm

    he he

    The State Department approves a $3.51 billion possible FMS to #SaudiArabia for (48) CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters


    The State Department approves a $3.5 billion possible FMS to the #UAE for (28) AH-64E Remanufactured Apache Helicopters + (9) new AH-64E



    The State Department approves a $781 million possible FMS to #Qatar for the C-17 logistics support services & spare engines


    More than $40 billion worth of arms sales with @BoeingDefense have been approved by the State Department in less than a month
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:27 pm

    Modernization of tanks M1A2 Abrams for Kuwait Army



    Kuwait has received 218 tanks M1A2 Abrams of new production in 1994-1996.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2325566.html
    avatar
    calm

    Posts : 1482
    Points : 1484
    Join date : 2015-12-19
    Location : Serbia

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  calm on Sat May 13, 2017 7:34 pm

    dunno

    U.S. nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia: White House official

    The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the arms package could end up surpassing more than $300 billion over a decade to help Saudi Arabia boost its defensive capabilities while still maintaining U.S. ally Israel's qualitative military edge over its neighbors.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-saudi-idUSKBN18832N?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59167ee704d30127af6d40de&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Sun May 21, 2017 3:04 am

    US plans to supply Afghanistan with 159 helicopters UH-60A Black Hawk

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2620635.html
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:23 am

    US plans to supply Nigeria with 12 Super Tucano

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) on August 2, 2017, sent a notice to the US Congress about the planned forthcoming sale of Nigeria through the inter-governmental foreign military sales of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) 12 turboprop light attack aircraft (training aircraft) Embraer A-29 (EMB-314) Super Tucano. The notice states that the US State Department has already given permission for this sale.

    The estimated cost of delivery will be $ 593 million, including the cost of armament (indigestible), ground equipment, spare parts, technical support and training. The Sierra Nevada Corporation Centennial is the general contractor for the supply, so that the delivery of the Super Tucano will be carried out in the same way as the supply of these aircraft to Afghanistan and Lebanon - with their assembling from car kits at Sierra Nevada and Embraer joint venture in Jacksonville (state Florida).
    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2771190.html
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:08 pm

    The contract for 150 light combat helicopters MD 530F for Afghanistan

    The US Department of Defense reported that on August 31, 2017, the US Army issued to US company MD Helicopters a contract worth $ 1.395497987 billion to manufacture 150 light military helicopters MD 530F for the subsequent delivery to Afghanistan through the inter-governmental military sales of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). The schedule of work should be determined by specific orders for the supply of lots of these helicopters, but production must be completed by August 31, 2022.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2833018.html
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:17 am

    The Trump administration has decided to unfreeze $195 million (147.97 million pounds) in military aid to Egypt which it had previously withheld because of concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, a U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

    The decision to allow Cairo to use the previously blocked funds is intended to recognise “steps Egypt has taken over the last year in response to specific U.S. concerns” and in the spirit of strengthening the partnership with Egypt, the official said.

    http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52543:us-lifts-restrictions-on-195-million-in-military-aid-for-egypt-&catid=7:Industry&Itemid=116
    avatar
    GarryB

    Posts : 18648
    Points : 19204
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  GarryB on Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:31 am

    What a load of shit.

    They could give a flying fuck about Egypts human rights record...

    Military aide is a sham... it is a loan that can only be used to buy US weapons... it is a loan to the US MIC.
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:26 pm

    US stopped supplying Pakistan with AH-1Z combat helicopters

    As the AirForces Monthly magazine reported, the United States refused to transfer to Pakistan 12 Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopters already manufactured for Pakistan Army aviation. Although the transfer of helicopters to the previously agreed schedule by the Pakistani side was expected in August 2018, now all 12 AH-1Z helicopters built for Pakistan have been transferred for temporary storage at the 309th US Air Force group (309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group - AMARG) at a known storage base Davis-Montand (Arizona).

    This is due to the decision of the US government adopted in January 2018 to stop military assistance to Pakistan for political reasons - primarily because of the insufficiently active, according to the Americans, actions by the Pakistani side against the Taliban and radical Islamist groups in the border areas with Afghanistan. In September 2018, the US Department of Defense confirmed that $ 300 million intended for military assistance to Pakistan in the 2018 fiscal year were frozen and will now be redirected to other purposes. The delivery of AN-1Z helicopters to Pakistan was to be financed precisely at the expense of American military aid.

    From the side of bmpd, we recall that Pakistan became the first actual foreign customer of AH-1Z combat helicopters, which are the last derivation of the famous family of American combat helicopters Bell AH-1 Cobra. In April 2015, a notification was issued to the United States Department of Defense Defense Cooperation Agency (DSCA) to the United States Congress about the planned upcoming delivery of Pakistan through intergovernmental foreign military sales Foreign Military Sales (FMS) 15 helicopters AH-1Z AGM-114R Hellfire II missiles, with a total planned value of $ 952 million. However, in fact, the relevant agreements were concluded to supply Pakistan with only 12 AH-1Z helicopters and, at a lower cost, an agreement to supply the first three helicopters etov was concluded in August 2015 and the agreement for the supply of a further nine - in April 2016, with the delivery of helicopters AH-1Z Pakistan was supposed to be carried out in respect of funding under the American military aid. Helicopters for Pakistan were manufactured at the Bell plant in Amarillo (Texas) from August 2017 to mid-2018 (Pakistani board numbers from 786-061 to 786-072), but as a result, Pakistan was not transferred.

    It should be noted that in April 2018, DSCA was notified about the planned sale of 12 AH-1Z helicopters through FMS to Bahrain, with an estimated cost of $ 911.4 million. It is possible that this is a resale of helicopters made for Pakistan to Bahrain.

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3402691.html

    ATLASCUB

    Posts : 411
    Points : 413
    Join date : 2017-02-13

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  ATLASCUB on Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:59 pm

    See nothing wrong in those measures.

    No longer an ally no longer aid bribes. Kinda natural.
    avatar
    George1

    Posts : 12240
    Points : 12719
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:17 pm

    Bahrain has signed an agreement to acquire 12 American AH-1Z combat helicopters

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3416574.html

    Sponsored content

    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:56 am