Zitat:Milliarden Dollar für neue Waffen
Katar rüstet mächtig auf
Katar rüstet auf: Für rund 23 Milliarden Dollar erwirbt das Emirat Kampfhubschrauber, Lenkraketen, Tankflugzeuge und andere Waffen von 20 weltweit agierenden Unternehmen.
Stand: 28.03.2014 08:36 Uhr
Zitat:Panzerdeal mit Katar
Ein Lehrstück politischer Inkonsequenz
Stand: 27.06.2014 16:02 Uhr
...längst bekannt, dass Katar im März 2013 einen Vertrag über die Lieferung von 62 Kampfpanzern vom Typ Leopard 2 sowie weiterer Kriegswaffen abgeschlossen hatte. Gesamtumfang 1,9 Milliarden Euro.
Spätestens Anfang 2013 war auch der Bundesregierung klar, dass Katar mit der Finanzierung und Ausrüstung radikal-islamistischer Milizen als Brandbeschleuniger im syrischen Bürgerkrieg wirkte.
"Katar hat in Syrien und auch in anderen Ländern der arabischen Welt genau die Gruppen unterstützt, die nicht auf einen friedlichen Wandel, sondern vor allem auf Gewalt gesetzt haben, auch gegen die eigene Bevölkerung", sagt SPD-Außenexperte Mützenich. "Katar hatte immer eine eigene Agenda, die ein gemeinsames Handeln der Nachbarstaaten und der internationalen Gemeinschaft blockiert hat."
nach neueren Gerüchten will Katar 24 Rafale kaufen, um damit 12 ältere Mirage 2000 zu ersetzen
Katar wird tatsächlich 24 Rafale als Ersatz für seine Mirage 2000 bestellen:
Zitat:Qatar selects Rafale fighter aircraft
Qatar will sign for 24 Dassault Rafale combat aircraft to fulfil its fighter procurement requirement on 4 May.
The upcoming contract, which was announced by Dassault on 30 April, will be signed in Doha during a visit by French President François Hollande. The deal follows French media reports that the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) was looking to acquire an initial batch of 36 aircraft to replace the 12 Dassault Mirage 2000-5 fighters it already operates.
nach Ägypten der zweite arabische Staat - sollte die Rafale bei den arabischen Luftwaffen bessere Chancen haben, als in Indien und Europa?
Zitat:The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama's visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Both deals have been stalled amid concerns raised by Israel that equipment sent to Gulf states could fall into the wrong hands and be used against it, and by the Obama administration's broader decision-making on military aid to the Gulf.
However, the Pentagon and the State Department both have signed off on the sale of some 36 F-15 fighter jets to Qatar and 24 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets to Kuwait, both built by Boeing. The White House is expected to follow suit shortly.
The sale to Kuwait is worth about $3 billion and the one to Qatar is probably close to $4 billion, sources familiar with the matter said.
"The last hurdle now is getting approval from the National Security Council and the White House," said one of the sources.
The Pentagon had no immediate comment.
A senior Obama administration official said it was the administration's policy not to comment on potential arm sales until it has formally notified Congress of an intent to sell something.
But, the official said, the United States is committed to the security and stability of the Gulf region and defense sales "fit into the overall U.S. regional diplomatic strategy."
Expected approval of the fighter jet sales comes as the White House seeks to shore up relations with Gulf allies as they increase their military capabilities amid growing fears that Washington is drawing closer to Iran in the aftermath of the nuclear deal with that country.
Senior U.S. officials, including Navy Secretary Ray Mabus have publicly urged approval of the weapons sales, which will help maintain production of the fourth-generation Boeing fighter jets, while the newer and more advanced Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet enters service in coming years.
One senior U.S. defense official said the Pentagon is keen to see the Boeing F-15 and F/A-18 production lines in St. Louis continue and does not want to "foreclose any options on fourth-generation aircraft at this point."
Boeing already is spending "hundreds of millions" of dollars to buy long-lead materials such as titanium to prepare for a possible Kuwaiti order for F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and a separate U.S. Navy order for 12 jets put on the service's "unfunded priorities" list submitted to Congress.
The Navy is hoping that Congress will provide the funding to pay for the Boeing jets in fiscal 2017, although the planes were not included in its base budget request. It already has earmarked funding for more F/A-18E/F jets in fiscal 2018.
A larger concern now is the Boeing F-15 line, which is set to end in 2019 after Boeing completes work on a large order for Saudi Arabia, unless a follow-on order is approved.
Was soll das denn für eine F-15 Variante werden?
News von der International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi bzw. bezüglich der Streitkräfte der VAE:
Zitat:NIMR sells over 1,750 vehicles to UAE on last day of IDEX
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — United Arab Emirates company NIMR announced on the last day of Abu Dhabi’s International Defense Exhibition that it would build more than 1,750 combat vehicles for the country’s land forces.
NIMR is a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company.
NIMR will build 1,500 JAIS four-wheel drive and six-wheel drive infantry fighting vehicles, 150 HAFEET 630A artillery support vehicles in observation and command and control configurations, and 115 AJBAN 440A vehicles equipped with anti-tank guided missiles systems. The vehicles are to be delivered in 2018, the company said in a statement Thursday. [...]
NIMR also signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Czech manufacturer VOP CZ for sales and production of the entire range of its armored vehicle products to the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary, according to the statement.
Russland und die USA machen auf der IDEX ebenso ertragreiche Geschäfte, vorzugsweise geht es hierbei um Munition:
Zitat:IDEX 2017: UAE-US sign Dh1.3b ammunition deal
The UAE Armed Forces has signed military procurement deals worth almost Dh19 billion, since the first day of IDEX and NAVDEX 2017, which commenced on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. The largest deal announced on Wednesday was for almost Dh1.3 billion, with the American company, Raytheon. [...]
Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, Official Spokesperson of IDEX 2017, said that on Wednesday alone, the UAE awarded 20 deals with national and international companies, worth a whopping Dh3.4 billion. [...] The largest deal awarded during the week was between the UAE and Russia, for Dh2.6 billion in anti-armor missiles.