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#1 DB

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 0448 AM

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You have to wonder what Saudi Arabia needs 402 missiles for.
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#2 Dawes

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 0908 AM

And on the same day:

 

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $1,971,754,089 firm-fixed-price contract to provide non-recurring engineering associated with the Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM ER) obsolescence redesign effort as well as the production and delivery of 650 SLAM ER missiles in support of the government of Saudi Arabia.  Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri (47%); Indianapolis, Indiana (37%); Pontiac, Michigan (9%); Melbourne, Florida (3%); Middletown, Connecticut (2%); and Black Mountain, North Carolina (2%).  Work is expected to be complete by December 2028.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $1,971,754,089 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-4.  The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-20-C-0003).


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#3 shep854

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 1743 PM

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You have to wonder what Saudi Arabia needs 402 missiles for.

Nutty Persians?
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#4 Josh

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 1933 PM

The nutty Persians don't have 10% of that number of naval vessels inside that weapons envelope.

 

ETA: given the combat effectiveness of the KSA perhaps they are just adjusting for misses.


Edited by Josh, 15 May 2020 - 1933 PM.

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#5 Nobu

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 2205 PM

Political support inside the beltway. When the Saudis go shopping, it is retail party time.


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