The Pentagon Decided to Send THAAD and Patriot to Riyadh for ‘Additional Assistance’
WASHINGTON, (BM) – It became known that the Pentagon decided on “additional assistance” to Riyadh in connection with a recent attack on Saudi Aramco’s facilities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
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The press service of the main military department of the United States announced that four radars and a battery of Patriot complexes will be deployed to Saudi Arabia. About 200 US troops will be deployed to service this military equipment.
The Pentagon says they are exploring territories for deploying the THAAD system. This is a mobile missile defense system, which is used to intercept various types of missiles. THAAD missiles are single-stage solid propellant, effective at intercepting targets at speeds of up to 3,5 km / s. Target detection range – up to 1 thousand km.
According to some reports, the Americans plan to deploy a missile defense system in a mountainous area – in the Yemeni direction – “to protect against Husite missiles.”
The Pentagon noted that the “additional assistance” of Saudi Arabia will allow the country to “resist attacks using missiles and drones.”
It should be noted that after the well-known attacks on Saudi Aramco’s infrastructure, the price of oil soared to around 14%.
Today, oil prices in the world market have stabilized. A barrel of Brent brand is trading in the 61-62 area of dollars. In the US, they say that oil price stabilization occurred due to the involvement of the US national reserve.
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