Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
  • NDA passing-out parade to be low-key, parents can't attend:-In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Passing Out Parade at the National Defence Academy (NDA) in Pune will be held in a "scaled-down" manner and parents of the cadets will not attend it, the institute has said....
  • Army commanders deliberate on situation in Ladakh for second consecutive day:-The Indian Army has rushed in additional troops and weaponry to eastern Ladakh as part of its strategy to fend off China's aggressive military behaviour with "firmness", even as top Army commanders deliberated on the delicate situation in the region for the second consecutive day on Thursday, official sources have said....
  • Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather:-The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning; the liftoff has been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon....
  • HAL awaiting approval for Mk-1A manufacture: CMD:-Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL) is awaiting approval from the Cabinet for manufacture of LCA Mk-1A, the improvised version of Mk-1 fighter platform, to be supplied to the Indian Air Force, the company‚Äôs Chairman and Managing Director R Madhavan has said....
student competition 2020

Saudi, US in talks on 'final details' of arms deal

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

RIYADH (AFP): Saudi Arabia and the United States are holding negotiations on the “final details” of a massive arms deal, a daily said Wednesday, citing the kingdom's assistant defence minister.

“Prince Khaled bin Sultan... confirmed yesterday that talks on the final details of a massive arms deal with the United States are ongoing,” reported the Saudi Gazette.

The US said in November 2010 that the $60 billion deal would take effect despite initial worries from US lawmakers over its impact on Israeli security.

Prince Khaled confirmed this.

The “talks are... continuing according to the agenda and as part of normal strategic procedure as there is nothing further to elaborate on,” he was quoted as saying in the Saudi Gazette.

The Pentagon unveiled plans on October 20 for the sale to Saudi Arabia of 84 F-15 fighter jets, 70 Apache attack helicopters, 72 tactical Black Hawk helicopters and 36 light helicopters, as well as upgrades for 70 used F-15s.

The delivery of the weapons to the oil-rich kingdom, thought to be the largest ever single US arms sale, would be spread across 15 to 20 years.

Saudi Arabia is also working on completing “the Eurofighter Typhoon jets deal” on which talks have been suspended following the death of a Saudi pilot on board the warplane in a crash in Spain in August.

“The defect in the plane has been repaired and it is now functioning better than before,” said Prince Khaled.

Saudi Arabia, which took delivery in 2009 of the first of the 72 Eurofighter Typhoons it plans to buy, has its pilots trained to fly the aircraft by the Spanish Air Force under a bilateral agreement with Madrid.


Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

India to go ahead with infra development in key areas along LAC despite stiff resistance from China

India will not stop infrastructure development projects in strategic areas along the nearly 3,500-km Sino-India border notwithstanding China's well-coordinated efforts to stall them by attempting to vitiate the situation in areas like eastern Ladakh, Government sources have said.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2020

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery