Accession Number:

ADA222288

Title:

Security Assistance to Saudi Arabia: Should the United States Provide Aircraft Replacements?

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-23

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

This paper contains a review of Saudi Arabian military relations with the United States and the resultant purchase of Tornado aircraft from Britain versus the United States F-15. An examination of the Tornado sale and risks accepted by the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Israel is also included. This paper then concludes that the future sale of aircraft to Saudi Arabia is in the United States interest because it generates significant income, jobs and enhances potential contingency operations. It is in the interest of Israels security because the Saudis will buy elsewhere if the United States refuses, and the aircraft will come with more capabilities and less employment restraints than if purchased from the United States. Keywords Reports.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE