Saudi Arabia buying major weapons from France

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  1. Bangabandhu

    Bangabandhu 2nd Lieutenant

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    As Saudi Arabia continues to modernize their armed forces for the future they turn towards France to help modernize and build up their strength. As many know The Saudis are in flexing their power after their adventure in Yemen, but what are the equipment the Royal Saudi Military is looking to acquire? please share your thoughts, opinions
    The potential French-Saudi Arms deal includes the following
    -72 Rafales
    -200 Leclerc MBTs
    -6 FREMM Class Frigates
    -6 Scorpene class submarines
     
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    Saudi Arabia is looking to buy these in major way to counter Iran, most of these purchases are motivated by politics not really "modernizing their armed forces" cause the Saudis are the most advanced armed military in the Islamic world.
     
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    Saudi Arabia is interested in many of these to replace obsolete equipments they have not yet replaced but only reserved or storage such as their F-5, AMX-30s. but very interesting share
     
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    their only purchases made by Politics were the purchases from China and Russia and Iran does not prefer acquiring foreign weapons they would rather take years to develop a local indigenous system but has to sometimes acquire foreign weapons. These purchases from France are a way for France to stay in the Saudi Market especially for the FREMM frigate because The French have irritated the Saudis buy selling the Qatari air force 36 Rafales.
     
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    France has a larger weapons market in Saudi Arabia but do you think Saudi Arabia can not replace by moving to China? I have heard the Saudis have potential interest in many weapons from China nowadays
     
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