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Egypt: Why Does Saudi Arabia Need So Many Helicopters?

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, International Relations, Politics, War & Conflict

Issandr El Amrani, from the Arabist, wonders [1] why Saudi Arabia needs to purchase so many helicopters. “What will they use all of these helicopters for? Future incursions into Yemen? Riot control in Dhahran province? Counter-terrorism in the Empty Quarter? Helicopters, unlike F-15s, are not really for engaging another state (like Iran) in the case of a major regional conflict,” he writes.