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Officially Patriot, HIMARS and reconnaissance planes on the Moroccan armament list

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by The SC, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. The SC

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    The Moroccan defense budget is expected to grow to $3.9 billion by 2022. Primary sources for the Moroccan military are the United States, France, and Spain. Morocco's military expenditures totaled about $48 billion between 2005 and 2015. Over the last decade, Morocco has strengthened its navy and equipped its army with sophisticated vehicles. In addition, Morocco purchased this year 25 new F-16 aircraft while launching an overhaul for its current fleet for a total budget of $4.8 billion, as well as requested 24 new Apache attack helicopters at $1.5 Billion.

    Other significant purchases include 162 new M1A1 tanks at $.75B, 300 TOW missile launchers with 1800 missiles at $180 Million, and significant interest in purchasing High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), PATRIOT Air Defense systems, and G550 reconnaisance aircraft. Morocco is the largest U.S. weapons buyer in Africa.

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    24 new Apache E-Guradian attack helicopters at $1.5 Billion, that is a sweet deal.



    So, far:
    • close to 400 Abrams M1A1 / M1A2 Tanks
    • 48 F-16 block 70/72
    • 24 Apache E-Guardians
    • 2 Optical surveillance satellites (The most advanced in Africa)
     
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