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Saudi Arabia announces 20% defence budget increase

Discussion in 'Arab Defence Forum' started by Arabian Legend, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. xenon54

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    I think the price will drop with better extraction methods in the future.
     
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    I've been hearing that for years now and nothing has changed. Still many military bases in the ME.
     
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    Naval detterence is built on threat calculus. If you have the luxury of funds, you'd be able to procure assets for even low tier emerging threats from the overall threat axis.

    Naval assets are always dual use, therefore RSAN maybe beefing up for both Red Sea and IOR theaters.

    I also see an inclination towards building a blue water navy, therefore we might also see a carrier in service with RSAN soon, which is what they need for extending IOR footprint.
     
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    An old thread

    LAMAH Saudi made secure data-link system.


    Apparently, that was a deadly wrong estimation :(

    U.S. officials cut estimate of recoverable Monterey Shale oil by 96%
     
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    If I am not wrong Iraq too had French fighter aircrafts/Radar during Gulf War but Iraq was ditched later on by manipulating the codes so that Western Countries can bomb them. How come KSA is going to be different as they are acquiring western technologies only. They have money but no brain to understand in and out of these weapons.
     
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    Why Saudis waste a lot of money because they never fight in any war
    maybe they going to liberate sanafir and Tiran
     
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    Naval assets have several types of uses. From PSYOP to supporting foreign policy....everything.

    As for the upper part of the post, you can read my posts at Saudi FREMM thread.

    An CV is not really even under possibilities for RSAN. But they maintain a naval infantry force around 12,000. Even much more than RN, TNF and AE. LPDs and LHDs are the actual long term projects of RSAN. I wouldn't really rely on RSAN Amphibious Fleet as there's a lackness at both numbers and quality. How is it gonna supposed to move a dozen thousand of Marines. Specially for the leading power at GCC? Having the geographic position of KSA as core. It's not really a good decision to come with blue water ships acquisitions before having a strong logistic support fleet backed up by a perfect fleet of submarines and ASW corvettes, LCSs., at least for regional scale. KSA is surrounded by green waters. And only forward threats are at IOR. And its not really possible to encounter them with air-defence frigates.a lot of other things count in the case of RSAN.

    Unfortunately they had grown very slowly under the shadow of RSAF.
     
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    Carrier with RSAN you gotta be kidding they maximum need LHD I mean helicopter carriers like Japan but which can also launch Missiles but before that more Frigates and Destroyers and starting to procure Submarines but carrier No Way man
     
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    We are looking at a paradigm shift in RSAN and i'm not discounting a big naval build up.
     
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    And pakistanis jumping on that:yahoo::yahoo:
     
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    casual poster, post: 6112583, member: 161532"]A GPS system takes two dozen satellites and a decade to become operational. Putting it once is difficult enough, no one is going to build a " GPS like " system twice.[/quote]

    A GPS like system is a reference it could be further either be development of Beidou II/III infact already works in progress by China if it can take a decade by all means it should but saudis would need to look for alternate to GPS in a long run if they want powerful regional military. Last 80 billion dollars can buy alot it is sad country like hindustan is ripped off by russians and west.
     
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    Lamah uses 12 Saudi satellites that covers from India to France. It is purely military and so far has no use in civilian sector, only the civilian navigation system for naval purposes they are currently working on.

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    Out of $80 billion, let's take $5 billion on JF-17 or other projects with Pakistan cooperation, can they ?!? :mad: