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Typhoon aircraft complete 10,000 flying hours (Saudi Arabia)
Arab News ^ | 13 July 2014

Posted on 07/13/2014 8:27:55 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

The Royal Saudi Air Force’s Typhoon aircraft completed 10,000 flying hours recently, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia PR and communications director Monther M. Tayeb told Arab News.

“The Typhoon aircraft’s performance is significant in the history of any fleet. Eurofighter Typhoon is the world’s most advanced swing-role combat aircraft simultaneously providing deployable air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities,” he said.

Tayeb noted that BAE Systems delivered the first two Typhoon aircrafts in the Kingdom in 2009 and form part of a fleet totaling 72 aircrafts.

“This agreement forms part of a strategic relationship between the governments of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom,” he said.

He said that the BAE Systems history in Saudi Arabia coincides with the start of its relationship with the Saudi government and the Royal Saudi Air Force, dating back to the early 1960s and the Lightning Aircraft.

This relationship has grown over the years through a series of defense pacts and long-term support arrangements according to Tayeb.

“This investment is part of BAE’s overall strategy that also includes extensive training and development of our Saudi employees, skills transfer from European aircraft manufacturers and the transfer of technology to allow more of the maintenance and training to take place in Saudi Arabia,” Tayeb said.

The BAE Systems has invested SR 18 billion over the last five years in the Kingdom and is a leading supporter of the Saudi Arabian Defense Industrialization. It also has very strong relationships with a number of Saudi partner companies.

These include the Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), Saudi Development and Training Company and International Systems Engineering Company.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; rsaf; saudiarabia

1 posted on 07/13/2014 8:27:55 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

And those sand fleas won’t be able to keep a single one flying for more than a week without outsourcing the maintenance.


2 posted on 07/13/2014 8:30:21 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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“The Prince swings the blade —the SLAVE sharpens it…”

“If Allah WANTS the tank to start, then it SHALL start…!”


3 posted on 07/13/2014 8:36:24 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Lurker

I hope the Brits were smart enough to put a kill switch in the planes software.


4 posted on 07/13/2014 8:38:24 PM PDT by ncfool (Can America wait til 2016? or will it be to late to save the USA?)
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To: ncfool

Say, weren’t most of the 911 highjacking terrorist actually from Saudi Arabia?


5 posted on 07/13/2014 9:19:10 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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Tssss... it is a secret! Media told me it was Saddam who did it.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 10:07:47 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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It just came out...I’ll be more careful in the future.


7 posted on 07/13/2014 10:09:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

And remember, there wasn’t any Saudi backpacker near Boston Marathon, too.

You know, Saudis are friends, they can’t to any bad!

/s


8 posted on 07/13/2014 10:14:03 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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9 posted on 07/13/2014 10:17:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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10 posted on 07/13/2014 10:30:13 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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So we have the last two presidents, one kissing on and holding hands with the Sultan of Saudi, and the other one bowing to them...


11 posted on 07/13/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I think ALL of them were Saudis


12 posted on 07/14/2014 12:39:15 AM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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To: wetphoenix

Obama is quite an athlete in that respect. No knowledge or education per say, just pure political skills honed around.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 2:49:44 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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