Monday, May 22, 2017

Breaking! Saudi arms package includes 150 Blackhawk helicopters?!?!?

via UPI
"We are especially proud of how our broad portfolio of advanced global security products and technologies will enhance national security in Saudi Arabia, strengthen the cause of peace in the region, and provide the foundation for job creation and economic prosperity in the U.S. and in the Kingdom. These agreements will directly to His Majesty's Vision 2030 by opening the door f in the U.S.or thousands of highly skilled jobs in new economic sectors."

The weapons systems include the THAAD ballistic missile defense system, the anti-aircraft missile Patriot, 150 utility Blackhawk helicopters, and other systems and logistical support.

The program is projected to support 18,000 skilled jobs in the U.S., along with thousands of jobs maintaining the equipment in Saudi Arabia for the next 30 years.
What in God's name are the Saudi's gonna do with 150 Blackhawks?  They don't have a force large enough to support half the number!

This deal is great for the US defense industry but for Saudi Arabia it makes absolutely no fucking sense.


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