“We are pleased with Egypt’s desire to equip its national forces with modern Russian arms and military hardware,” Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhy in Moscow on Monday.

“Tight and multifaceted cooperation which includes supplying weapons systems and modern technology, holding joint drills and personnel training and information exchange in order to improve the combat capability of the armed forces is Egypt’s military strategy. We are satisfied with what has been achieved,” Sobhy said.

In recent years, Cairo has purchased 46 Ka-52 helicopters and 46 modernised MiG-29 aircraft.

Source: Ruptly

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Hey Yanks, are you watching ?.

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They are watching….and sweating.

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Why yanks would bother! The Ka-52 is on the table for long to equip the two Mistral-class LHD and it’s far less expensive than Eurocopter’s Tiger or AH-64. Don’t you know that Egypt is on very tight budget? If they order modernised 2nd hand Mig-29, it’s because they haven’t the money for more than 36 Rafales and 46 Mig-35 and Mig-35 “only” costs $40M/unit, actually, they’d had even liked to only buy Rafales but with a €68M flyaway cost for Rafale-C and €73M for Rafale-B, they had no other choice, in fact, they even had a hard time to add… Read more »