Saudi Arabia to Buy Russia Russian S-400 missile asked Iran to give up selling S-300
Russian-made S-400 long-range air defense missile systems
LONDON October 15 news: According to the Russian military Equality Network reported on October 8, Saudi Arabia is planning to order a large number of the latest model of the Russian S-400 air defense missile system in exchange for the latter to give up developing nuclear weapons to Iran S-300 air defense system.
from Russian industry sources said Moscow and Riyadh are now close to signing the procurement contract for S-400 systems, the total value of $ 40-70 billion.
S-400 made by the S-300 to improve its range, accuracy and the ability to intercept ballistic missiles of goals has significantly improved. After the news that Russia is on the sale of S-300 regarding negotiations with Iran.
According to information from the Egyptian intelligence sources, the reason why Russia tries to sell Iran S-300 system, largely in the demand for capital. Now, Saudi Arabia is trying to replace Iran’s position.
diplomats said the Gulf countries, and Israel from the West due to strong pressure, Russia may consider to reach a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia and Iran to reconsider the previous plan to provide air defense systems.
However, S-400 may provide only a huge arms deal between Russia and the sand part. Both sides of the military-technical cooperation, will break a long time Britain, France and the United States to Saudi arms market monopoly.
Russia’s Interfax News Agency reported that during the end of August this year, Russia will reach a total amount of sand and 20 million sales contract. Under the contract, Russia will provide up to 150 Saudi armed helicopters, a large number of T-90S tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.
Some analysts have pointed out, Russia and Saudi Arabia to Buy S-400, is to prevent the direction of Iran and Syria, the Russian sale of S-300. It is reported that Russia and Iraq as early as 2005, had already signed a sales contract for S-300 system, but the transaction has not yet been fulfilled.
Saudi Arabia to the West has failed to force Iran to abandon its nuclear weapons development program was very unsettled, so eager to draw all the power to counterbalance Iran. Russia’s strategic and technical analysis director Bruce Lumpkin Hough said: “We all know that Saudi Arabia is to buy weapons for the purpose of the support from major powers.” (Compiled: Spring)