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US to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia

(China Daily)

11:09, December 29, 2011

WASHINGTON — US officials say the Obama administration is poised to announce the sale of nearly $30 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia.

Officials say the deal will send 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more, for a total of $29.4 billion.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the sale has not been made public.

About a year ago, the administration got the go-ahead from Congress for a 10-year, $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that included F-15s, helicopters and a broad array of missiles, bombs and delivery systems, as well as radar warning systems and night-vision goggles.

The plan raised concerns particularly from pro-Israeli lawmakers, but US officials reassured Congress that Israel's military edge would not be undercut by the sale.

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Hammad Sethi at 2011-12-2992.40.254.*
These F15"s are programmed not to operate against Israel, while Israel and USA are the only threat to Islam. What a waste of Money.
  

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