F-35, what the US-United Arab Emirates contract will be like

F-35, what the US-United Arab Emirates contract will be like

In December the US-United Arab Emirates contract on the F-35s.

The United States and the United Arab Emirates have reached an agreement on the sale of the F-35s to the latter , agreeing on a relatively distant date – December – to give the Americans time to study how not to irritate Israel.

ON DECEMBER 2nd USA AND UAE SHOULD SIGN THE LETTER OF INTENT

Reuters sources aware of the negotiations also speak of a precise date for the signing of a preliminary letter: it is December 2, the day of the national holiday of the Emirates.

THE WEIGHT OF ISRAEL

Like any military agreement signed by the US government, this too will have to comply with the criterion that Israel must maintain military superiority in its region, ensuring that the weapons supplied to the Jewish state are "superior in capacity" to those sold to other buyers.

LE MIRE USA

What Washington has in mind according to two sources is to find a way to make the F-35s sold to the UAE less "stealth", and therefore more visible to Israeli radars. It is unclear whether this will require changing the F-35 entirely, or will it be enough to provide Israel with better radars.

THE WORDS OF THE MINISTER

However, Israel's Defense Minister Michael Biton said on army radio that even if the UAE equip themselves with F-35s it will always be possible to "preserve the relative advantage" of the Israeli army.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/f-35-tutto-pronto-per-il-contratto-usa-emirati-arabi-uniti/ on Mon, 28 Sep 2020 05:45:53 +0000.