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Saudi Arabia Orders IRIS-T air-to-air Guided Missile

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  1. Machoman

    Machoman FULL MEMBER

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    The missile system house Diehl BGT Defence has won Saudi Arabia as a new export customer for the IRIS-T air-to-air guided missile. Both the Eurofighter Typhoon as well as the Tornado combat aircraft of the Saudi Air Force are to be equipped with IRIS-T missiles.

    IRIS-T is a European six-nation program under German supervision and the industrial management of Diehl BGT Defense.

    Worldwide IRIS-T is one of the most sophisticated infrared-guided air-to-air missiles. This year 700 missiles are expected to be delivered to the nations of the IRIS-T consortium as well as to international customers.

    IRIS-T provides the basis for a missile family with additional applications for ground-based air defense and modern submarine armament.
     
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    Machoman FULL MEMBER

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    I don't know why Saudi's want to buy these? Who they really scared off now? Is it Iran or Isreal?
     
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    Probably iran and in future an probable alliance of iran and USA.
     
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    Smart choice of weapon but really will it ever used in any war? Any Saudi member here. If yes then against who?
     
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    The wars they are anticipating will rust with the shelf life of these missiles. Another extravagant waste.
     
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    Both. They have the same agenda to conquer and dominate middle east.