Saudi arms deal

Hoid
#1
Now confirmed that the Saudi LAV-6 deal that was originally for 742 has been cut to 189.

So the reason for letting an American company set up in London Ontario to compromise our national integrity is smaller and less defensible than ever.

To be clear: we should not be selling arms to Saudi Arabia ever for any reason.

The entire episode just illustrates how shallow our ethics really are and why all these cynical Canadians are probably right.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#2  Top Rated Post
Cut by the Saudis not Canada
 
Hoid
#3
Yes excellent point that everybody knew.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#4
And your numbers are way out to lunch

Canada's arms deal with Saudi Arabia is shrinking

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sau...nada-1.4815571

Quote:

The documents show General Dynamic Land Systems Canada, the London, Ont.-based manufacturer, was — as of spring last year — going to deliver only 742 of the modern LAV-6s, a reduction from the original 2014 deal.
The initial order from the desert kingdom was for 928 vehicles, including 119 of the heavy assault variety equipped with 105 millimetre cannons.
Details of the agreement have long been kept under a cloak of secrecy. General Dynamic Land Systems, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (the Crown corporation which brokered the deal) and the Saudi government have all refused to acknowledge the specifics, other than the roughly $15 billion price tag.

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Yes excellent point that everybody knew.

You kinda made it look like Canada was responsible for the scaled back deal
 
Hoid
#6
Unintentional, and my main point is that we should never have been selling them arms in the first place.

Then again, its just another American company using Canada as a tax haven.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#7
Probably apart of a military contract the same as Bell Helicopters or Boeing fighters