Persian Gulf & Middle East Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    By the looks of how things are shaping up in the past two decades. It is all but certain (God forbid) that we may actually be alive when that happens. Exchanges between the US-NATO and Russia-China in the Black Sea, Barent Sea, Baltic states, South China Sea, Syria and so on. It is inevitable that an air to air confrontation be it a skirmish or full scale war, would happen!
     
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    And just for the record. F15s have suffered losses from Surface to air missile systems before.
     
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    Flares of F-15 diverted missile Tornado destroyed but by a SAM
    Yes but Houthi don't have Air Force and fighters... and Yemen AF have only Mig-29 for fired this missile so the claims is wrong it is by a SAM
    They use very rustic weapons and better especialy Ballistic missiles very few accurate, Iran provide majority...

    www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a14929167/yemen-rebels-shot-down-f15-tornado/
     
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    Iranian Frigate Damavand damaged in Caspian Sea based to Bandar Anzali with all other ships 37°28'4.41"N 49°27'58.51"E

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    Saudi Arabia to receive 17 Blackhawk helicopters from Sikorsky...

    "The U.S. Army has awarded Sikorsky a contract worth nearly $200 million for 17 unique UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters for Saudi Arabia.

    The terms of the deal were announced Thursday by the Department of Defense. The agreement reached between the Army and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is worth more than $193.8 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price foreign military sale.

    Saudi Arabia is expected to receive eight UH-60Ms for the Saudi Arabian National Guard, while the other nine will go to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Airborne Special Security Forces."

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    https://www.upi.com/https:/www.upi....hawk-helicopters-from-Sikorsky/5671515765546/
     
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    Saudi Arabia, RSAF AS532 Cougar :cool:
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    QATAR INCREASES HAWK TRAINER PURCHASE FROM BAE SYSTEMS

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    Qatari Defence Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah announced that it will increase its order for BAE Hawk trainer aircraft from six to nine aircraft.

    Al Attiyah made the announcement at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

    The Hawk trainers are part of a multi-billion-dollar arms package Qatar is buying from the U.K., which will also include 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multi-role fighters. Qatar inked the $8 billion U.S. deal in December of last year. Doha’s first payment is scheduled for mid-2018, with deliveries expected to begin in late 2022.

    A unique aspect of Doha’s Eurofighter Typhoon purchase is that it also includes the formation of a ‘Joint Operation Squadron’ involving the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and the Royal Air Force (RAF), this would see the RAF maintain a presence in Qatar.

    The QEAF is likely seeking the Hawk to supplant its aging Dassault Alpha Jets, which are used for advanced training and ground-attack missions. However, this notion is contingent on Qatar procuring the Hawk 127 or Hawk 128-series, which were designed for a dual-training and combat role.

    The Hawk 128 (i.e. Hawk T2) is powered by a Rolls-Royce Adour Mk951 turbofan engine, which provides a thrust of 29 kN. The Hawk T2’s cockpit environment uses three multi-function displays with a head-up display and hands-on-throttle-and-stick control interface. It has a payload capacity of 3,000 kg.

    BAE Systems promotes the Hawk T2 as a robust LIFT solution in that it aims to bring the subsystems and operating environment of the RAF’s frontline fighters – e.g. the Typhoon – to trainer, acclimating pilots to their next training step (operational conversion) earlier.

    Qatar’s procurements from the U.K. join other multi-billion-dollar deals, including a purchase of 36 Boeing F-15QA and 36 Dassault Rafale (originally 24, but in December 2017 it exercised its option for another 12). Overall, Qatar is pursuing a defence modernization roadmap of qualitative and quantitative enhancement.

    https://quwa.org/2018/01/17/qatar-increases-hawk-trainer-purchase-from-bae-systems/
     
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    it's hot down there:
    U.S. Navy Denies Iranian Drones Chased Away Destroyer Near Gulf of Oman https://news.usni.org/2018/01/23/u-s-navy-denies-iranian-drones-chased-away-destroyer
     
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    How the Saudis Drag the US into Perpetual War in the Mideast http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/201...us-perpetual-war-mideast/145516/?oref=d-river

    just one sentence about money? "Signing record arms-sale deals with the Saudis—as Trump did this past year—only contributes to the bad optics."
    LOL the author was coy, so I'll say it: Saudi Ariabia has been bonanza
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    now noticed (dated January 24, 2018)
    Kuwait moving ahead with F-18 purchase: Report http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-moving-ahead-with-f-18-purchase-report-1.2162171
     
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