|Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 1):|
Fox News Business suggested that F-18 Super Hornets may be sold to Saudi Arabia.
|Quoting F27Friendship (Reply 27):|
another vivid example of exremely poor long term strategic planning. When will US govmnts ever learn from their mistakes?? You all remember that Iran got F-14s (or even worse, a rumoured american nuke) under the Shah, while shortly after, you didn;t want them to have those at all (because of a regime change).
|Quoting Lumberton (Reply 34):|
I sincerely hope this thread can continue. Geopolitics is an integral part of military sales, particularly as involves high performance aircraft. Difficult to divorce the one from the other.
Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 31):
From what I've read, SEpilots opinions are based in his personal Faith. You may or may not agree with his opinions. But attacking him personally is beneath you. Had someone attacked you personally, I would be among the first to say something about it, whether I agree with your points or not.
Can we refrain from this?
|Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 1):|
Fox News Business suggested that F-18 Super Hornets may be sold to Saudi Arabia. They'll need those to counter the threat Iran poses to the region.
|Quoting Kaitak (Reply 10):|
The prospect of Iran entering into a huge arms deal with Russia seems to be cited by some advocating this; apparently, the Iranians are getting SU-30s - a prospect, incidentally, described by the Russians as "delusional".
Meanwhile, Israeli media reports last week that Iran is in negotiations to buy 250 Sukhoi Su-30s to replace its entire fighter arsenal were denied by Russian arms export firm Rosoboronexport, which called the reports a "delusion".
A London-based newspaper has also reported that Iran may seek to acquire MiG-31s and Su-30s from Syria, which is also reportedly in negotiations with Rosoboronexport.
The truth may take several months to unwind, but some US analysts already foresee a broad rebalancing of military strength in the region.
For instance, the proposed US assistance agreements and the threat of Iranian arms deals could pave the way for sales of fifth-generation fighters to Israel and other Gulf states, as well as more sophisticated air defence systems, says Norman Polmar, a Washington DC-based military affairs expert.
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