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    George1

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    Re: Other Gulf States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:26 am

    Qatar buys 28 NH90 helicopters

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:39 pm

    UAE to train Somaliland forces under military base deal - Somaliland president

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    Re: Other Gulf States Militaries

    Post  George1 on Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:37 pm

    Qatar acquires nine Hawk combat trainers

    As the British media reported, BAE Systems Corporation on June 29, 2018 finalized the contract for the supply of nine Hawk AJT combat training aircraft to Qatar. The cost of the contract is not disclosed, the delivery of all aircraft must be made in 2021.



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    d_taddei2

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    Re: Other Gulf States Militaries

    Post  d_taddei2 on Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:05 pm

    I was reading today that the deal between UK and Qatar on the purchase of 24 typhoons which included some weapons pilot training and maintenance is costing $7.6bn which works out as $316.6mn per aircraft (Inc the above) is just me that finds this pretty hideous price?

    Some experts in the UK are worried that if Qatar defaults on the agreement it would cost tax payers billions. This is 25% of uk Government credit agencies portfolio.

    https://sputniknews.com/business/201809041067731654-britain-qatar-typhoon-jet-supplies-risks/
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    Re: Other Gulf States Militaries

    Post  GarryB on Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:58 am

    Pilot training is not cheap, and I suspect parts and maintenance could be for 5-10 years... which can double the cost of the purchase price.

    But really Qatar is like Saudi Arabia... they are basically buying western support for their actions... or at least buying the UKs silence over their culture... they can execute gays and others they don't approve of... especially those who want civil rights for the people in the region.

    Remember most of the ruling royal families trace their right to rule right back to just after WWI when France and the UK divided up the region with Germany eliminated from the colonials are us group... had to redeploy the spoils and build regimes to keep them safe... put a minority in charge and their brutality to keep the masses in line. They owe their positions to the west so they will remain loyal, and the way they have treated their subjects they will never want democracy, because like Saddams Sunni Baathist party... in a general election with a Shia majority... you lose and you lose everything...

    Saudi Arabia and Qatar etc are all the same.

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