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Saudi Arabia Signs Agreement With Russia To Buy S-400 Air Defence System, Other Weapons

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by Zarvan, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Russian President Putin and Saudi King Salman: Sputnik Photo

    The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense signed contracts with the Russian government to procure the S-400 air defense system, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103.

    As part of the agreement signed in Moscow today, Russia will transfer technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom, a press statement from the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) said.

    Consequent to the agreement, SAMI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a General Terms and Conditions Contract with ROSOBORONEXPORT, Russia’s state company for exporting military products.

    The MOU focuses on localizing the manufacturing and sustainment of advance armament systems in Saudi Arabia. The MOU includes the transfer of technology for the local production of the Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) system, the TOS-1A advanced multiple rocket launcher and AGS-30 automatic grenade launchers with grenades.

    In addition, the parties will cooperate in setting a plan to localize the manufacturing and sustainment of parts of the S-400 air defense system.

    The General Terms Contract covers the local production of the Kalashnikov AK-103 and its ammunition which will contribute to raising the local content and enhancing self-sufficiency in line with the Saudi government's Vision 2030.

    The agreements also include educational and training programs for Saudi nationals to ensure the sustainability and development of the military industries sector in Saudi Arabia. These agreements are expected to have tangible economic contributions and create hundreds of direct jobs.

    It will also transfer cutting edge technologies that will act as a catalyst for localizing 50% of the Kingdom’s military spending as targeted by Vision 2030.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20...ir_Defence_System__Other_Weapons#.WdZIhGiCxPY
     
  2. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    We must not buy S-400 now. Chinese have it and so will Saudies. Bad for India.
     
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  3. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Please explain How ?
     
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    Who wants to wager that the Saudis will get their system before us?
     
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    Saudis Will have Thaad And S-400 :artillery:both
     
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    What happened to Thaad....??
     
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    Anything with SA means easy access to Pakistan as SA can't defend themselves. Their King's family is protected not by Saudies but by Pak Army.
     
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    The strategic surprise element is lost the moment we purchase any defense systems from a foreign country. The forces and defence ministry need to understand there is no alternative but to develop all key defence systems by ourselves. Even if at first attempt if it is not as good as the western/Russian we must develop our own. I meant not just this s400 but fighter jets and submarines and other key stuff. This should be their No1 priority and not to keep on going as imported forces till the end of times
     
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