Arms dealers blossom? Foreign media say Gulf countries are launching a high-tech arms race.

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 Arms dealers blossom? Foreign media say Gulf countries are launching a high-tech arms race.


According to the 23 daily newspaper in April, according to the Qatari Peninsula television website, the global arms trade is in the ascendant in recent years, and the arms sales to the Middle East are growing more vigorously. Faced with regional instability, Gulf countries are launching an arms race. The Gulf Cooperation Council members of Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait spent billions of dollars on weapons in the year alone. Qatar media took stock of recent arms trade in the Gulf States. Saudi Arabia In 2018, Saudi Arabia has allocated more than 3 billion dollars to buy weapons so far. Spain: in April 12th, the Spanish defense ministry said Spain and Saudi Arabia finally reached a $2 billion weapons procurement agreement. Spains state-owned shipbuilding company, the Na van TIA shipyard, will sell 5 small warships to Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, the Spanish army will train military personnel in Saudi Arabia and build a naval construction center locally. UK: in March 9th, Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of intent to finalize the purchase of 49 typhoon fighters. Us: in April 8th, the US Department of Defense said the US State Department approved the sale of $1 billion 310 million worth of self propelled howitzer systems and conversion devices to Saudi Arabia. Us: in March 22nd, only a few hours after Mohamed Ben Salmans meeting with the head of the Defense Department of the Saudi Crown Prince, the State Department said it approved the sale of about $670 million worth of anti tank missiles to Saudi Arabia. The United States: on the same day, the US State Department approved the sale of $300 million of military components and the signing of a $106 million 800 thousand maintenance contract for helicopters. The proposed arms sales will support us foreign policy and national security goals through improving the security of friendly countries, the statement said. Us: in January 18th, the US government approved the sale of $500 million worth of missile system support services to Saudi Arabia. Qatar In 2018, Qatar appropriated more than $490 million to the arms purchase agreement. Us: in March 8th, the US government approved the sale of equipment to Qatar for upgrading the Qatar air operations center at a cost of about $197 million. The United States: in March 9th, the United States approved the sale of the guidance system for the two generation system of advanced precision kill weapon to Qatar, which cost about $300 million. Kuwait In 2018, Kuwait had allocated more than $300 million to buy weapons. Us: in February 21st, the US State Department approved the sale of the aerial king 350ER reconnaissance aircraft to Kuwait, which cost about $259 million. Us: in February 20th, the State Council approved the sale of patrol boats at a cost of about $100 million. In the United Arab Emirates in 2018, the United Arab Emirates has appropriated more than 200 million dollars for weapons purchases. Us: in March 8th, the United States approved the sale of 300 AIM rattlesnake BlockII missiles, 40 AIM-9X-2 rattlesnake training missiles and 30 tactical guidance units for the United Arab Emirates, with a cost of about $270 million 400 thousand. Oman in 2018, Oman allocated $60 million to buy weapons. No arms procurement has been reported in Bahrain, Bahrain, in 2018. (compile / smear) the source of this article: Reference News Editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961 The United Arab Emirates In 2018, the UAE had allocated more than $200 million to buy weapons. Us: in March 8th, the United States approved the sale of 300 AIM rattlesnake BlockII missiles, 40 AIM-9X-2 rattlesnake training missiles and 30 tactical guidance units for the United Arab Emirates, with a cost of about $270 million 400 thousand. Oman In 2018, Oman allocated $60 million to buy weapons. Bahrain No arms procurement has been reported in Bahrain in 2018. (compiling / smear)