The us government intends to supply to the authorities of Qatar and Kuwait fighters worth more than $ 31 billion. Agency on cooperation in the field of defense and security USA announced that the deal received the approval of the state Department. The contract allows you to upload sales orders lines that were idled after the introduction in the United States air force aircraft of the next generation.
The deal with Qatar includes the sale of 72 F-15QA, as well as associated equipment and weapons. This contract is estimated at 21.1 billion dollars. “This opportunity strengthens the foreign policy and national security of the United States, increasing the level of security of a friendly country and strengthening strategic relationships… delivery of the aircraft will increase the capacity of Qatar to counteract the current and future opponents on the ground and in the air. Qatar will use the potential as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its defence”, – quotes the message of the Agency RIA “Novosti”.
Kuwait needs to get 40 aircraft: 32 fighter-bomber F/A-18E and eight fighter-bombers F/A-18F, as well as spare engines and other military equipment. The price of this transaction amounts to 10.1 billion dollars, reports TASS.
Resolution on the implementation of the aforesaid agreements, which is issued by the US state Department has already been obtained. The Obama administration on Thursday formally notified the U.S. Congress of its decision to export in Qatar and Kuwait the military equipment. Of the legislative branches of the US government now has 30 days to study these new arms contracts and the possible blocking them.
In late September, media reported that the Congress is configured to approve a multibillion-dollar deal. Then it was reported that American fighter jets also targeted Bahrain, but the details were not specified.
All-weather fighter F-15 intended for a gain of domination in air, was developed in the 1970-ies. To date, a whole series of modifications, including for individual countries – Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Israel and several others.