Arab Today, arab today us patriot deal to boost kuwait defenses
Last Updated : GMT 03:29:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US Patriot deal to boost Kuwait defenses

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US Patriot deal to boost Kuwait defenses

Kuwait - UPI

U.S. plans to sell Kuwait 60 Raytheon Patriot PAC-3 air-defense missiles for $4.2 billion are part of a major effort to boost the military capabilities of Washington\'s Persian Gulf allies confronting Iran. In part, the weapons, and others being sold to the gulf monarchies in a massive upgrading of their defense systems, are intended to minimize the number of U.S. forces being deployed in the region to confront an expansionist Iran. The deal, which needs U.S. congressional approval, comes amid a major defense buying spree by the Emirates, which has one of the strongest air forces in the gulf and is arguably more strike-oriented than the Saudi air force. The emirates leadership is mulling the purchase of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft built by Boeing Bell of the United States. Aerospace Daily and Defense Report said negotiations for the sale to the Emirates are now in their final stages. On Dec. 25, 2011, the Emirates signed a $4.3 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for two batteries of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile system, including two Raytheon AN-TPY-2 X-band long-range radars and 96 interceptors. The Emirates had originally sought four batteries, with 144 interceptors and four radar systems for $6.9 billion, but cut that back in 2010. That was the first foreign sale for THAAD, no doubt accelerated because of the deteriorating standoff with Iran and the threat to 35 percent of global oil supplies that originate in the gulf. The contract certainly underlined U.S. efforts to rapidly build up the defense -- and strike -- capabilities of the gulf monarchies led by Saudi Arabia to counteract Iran\'s ballistic missile buildup and the threat from its naval forces. Veteran Middle East defense analyst Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said U.S. President Barack Obama\'s administration seeks to achieve \"a new post-Iraq war security structure that can secure the flow of energy exports to the global economy.\" The centerpiece of this effort is the massive 20-year, $67 billion arms package for Saudi Arabia, which had its origins during the George W. Bush administration and that includes combat jets, armor, missiles and warships. All told, the Persian Gulf monarchies are expected to spend $123 billion on arms, mainly American systems, over the next four or five years. That\'s one of the largest peacetime rearmament exercises ever undertaken. The oil- and gas-rich Emirates alone is slated to spend $35 billion-$40 billion, says Theodore Karasik of the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis in Dubai, the Emirates\' financial hub. The Emirates has also signed up to acquire Raytheon\'s most advanced MIM-104 Patriot system, the PAC-3, with 20 launchers and four radar systems and control stations. The contract includes training programs. The Patriot Advanced Capability -- PAC-3 -- is the variant destined for Kuwait, which currently fields older models. It bought 210 earlier generation models, with 25 launchers, in 1992. It bought 140 PAC-2 variants in 2007. The PAC-3 system contains a fire-control section consisting of the AN/MPQ-53 or -65 radar, the AN/MSQ-104 Engagement Control Station, the OE-349 Antenna Mast Group and the EPP-III electric power plant. The M901 launcher can carry up to 16 PAC-3 interceptors. The United States is reportedly building a missile defense radar station at a covert location in the tiny emirate of Qatar, which borders Saudi Arabia in the southern gulf. This is believed to be an X-band radar, probably Raytheon\'s mobile AN/TPY-2 system that can detect missile launches 1,500 miles away via satellite surveillance. This system was installed at Mount Keren in Israel\'s Negev Desert in 2008 to improve the Jewish state\'s early network. The AN/TPY-2 gives Israel as much as two minutes\' extra warning time than its own systems. That X-band radar is manned by U.S. forces. It\'s not clear whether the one reportedly being installed in Qatar will eventually be acquired by the emirate.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today us patriot deal to boost kuwait defenses Arab Today, arab today us patriot deal to boost kuwait defenses

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Hats, scarves add beauty to women

GMT 19:10 2017 Friday ,17 February

Hats, scarves add beauty to women
Arab Today, arab today Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions

GMT 17:46 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Tourist guide reveals methods of tourist attractions
Arab Today, arab today To release new antiques collection

GMT 20:33 2017 Friday ,17 February

To release new antiques collection
Arab Today, arab today Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison

GMT 19:00 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Leader Omar Abdel Rahman dies in US prison
Arab Today, arab today Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 22:45 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Murder of 2 reporters in Dominican Republic

GMT 05:26 2017 Sunday ,19 February

US natural gas market tightens

GMT 05:06 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Merkel: Euro is too low for Germany

GMT 04:58 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Swedish PM: Brexit deal in 2 years is unlikely

GMT 20:02 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Gold edges higher as global equities lose momentum

GMT 10:20 2017 Thursday ,16 February

New Zealand's Spark rings up interim profit rise
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Kidogo provides childcare for underserved

GMT 20:24 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Kidogo provides childcare for underserved
Arab Today, arab today Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed
Arab Today, arab today London to tax old cars

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera

GMT 17:31 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Porsche reveals new 2018 Panamera
Arab Today, arab today Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity

GMT 07:30 2017 Saturday ,18 February

Actress Nadeen Al Rassi views art as her entity
Arab Today, arab today Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 20:41 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Teach monkeys to recognize themselves in mirror

GMT 07:05 2017 Friday ,17 February

Singer Diana Karzon will issue a new album soon

GMT 06:40 2017 Friday ,10 February

MP calls for removing text from Islamic story

GMT 13:16 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

First fashion model with Down syndrome

GMT 10:26 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

Emergency UN meeting in Harare

GMT 14:04 2017 Tuesday ,14 February

"Lagom" new Swedish concept in interior design

GMT 12:07 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine

GMT 09:03 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Tour guide praises women’s beaches

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 21:42 2017 Sunday ,12 February

Rania al-Ghazali designs candles of bubbles
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday