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    KiloGolf
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    US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:32 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

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    Re: US Foreign Military Sales

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:02 pm


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

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    Post  calm on Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:41 pm

    ^^


    +40 F-18 for Kuwait
    Kuwait cleared to buy 32 F/A-18Es and 8 F/A-18Fs; conformal fuel tanks included
    http://www.mycity-military.com/Avioni/Boeing-F-A-18-E-F-Super-Hornet_57.html#p1895909


    Thats $30+ billion

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

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    Post  sheytanelkebir on Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:43 pm

    nice bit of cash for the americans.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:05 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...


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    Post  par far on Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:04 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.

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    Post  starman on Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:42 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.

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    Post  par far on Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:12 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.

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    Post  OminousSpudd on Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:53 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.

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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:15 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...


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    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:00 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.

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    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:12 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.


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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:23 am



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