posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 09:09 PM
I believe that congress was notified in November of 2016 about the proposed sale so this would be as Zaph noted not started under the present
What concerns me however is that the F-15QA will in all likelihood be a copy of the -15SA which is the most advanced strike Eagle ever produced,
including AESA, IRST, fly by wire etc. and the USAF is talking about flying the -Cand -D's off to the boneyard. If we are going to sell more advanced
weapons, perhaps the cost should include bringing a comparable number of USAF or USN's up to the export spec.
We all just assume that Saudi will be our friend forever. When that revolution occurs, we may have to fight those very aircraft in the skies over the
ME. We got lucky that the Shah farmed out alot of his MRO and many Tomcats were crippled by techs leaving after his fall. We may not get so lucky next