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    US military sales/aid to Egypt

    George1
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    Post  George1 on Fri May 08, 2020 6:09 pm

    Notification of the modernization of Egyptian AN-64D Apache helicopters

    On May 7, 2020, the US Department of Defense Agency for Defense Cooperation (DSCA) sent a notice to the US Congress on the upcoming sale of the kits and equipment for the modernization of 43 combat helicopters to the United States through the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales (FMS) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Boeing AH-64D Apache of the Armed Forces of Egypt to the level of AN-64E Apache Guardian. The sale is authorized by the US Department of State. The total estimated cost of supplies and modernization will be $ 2.3 billion.
     
    On the bmpd side, we indicate that, apparently, modernization, as usual, will be carried out at the expense of American military assistance to Egypt.

    Recall that Egypt initially received 36 AN-64A Apache helicopters from the USA in 1994-1997. In 2003-2006, 35 of these helicopters were upgraded by Boeing Corporation to the AN-64D level, but without the installation of the AN / APG-78 Longbow radar. At the end of 2014, ten more Boeing AN-64D Block II helicopters were also delivered to Egypt, also without the installation of a Longbow radar. It is characteristic that, judging by the text of the DSCA notification, the now announced modernization of the 43 remaining Egyptian AN-64D helicopters to the AN-64E level also does not imply equipping them with Longbow radars.

     We also note that in November 2018, the DSCA published a notice about the upcoming sale to Egypt through FMS of ten AN-64E helicopters of a new construction with a total estimated cost of $ 1 billion (no delivery so far).

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    Post  crod on Sat May 09, 2020 3:39 am

    why bother buying from yanks when getting a much shitter product to ensure the israelis are kept happy? why not get something from russia or china(?) who dont give two shits if jews happy or not. probably cost less too.
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    Post  kvs on Sat May 09, 2020 6:02 am

    crod wrote:why bother buying from yanks when getting a much shitter product to ensure the israelis are kept happy? why not get something from russia or china(?) who dont give two shits if jews happy or not. probably cost less too.

    The choice of weapons systems reflects whose bitch the country is. Independent countries will buy the best bang for the buck.
    Colonial vassals will pay tribute to their master. Of course, they may be allowed to buy some crumbs from China or even Russia,
    but that proves nothing.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat May 09, 2020 7:58 am

    crod wrote:why bother buying from yanks when getting a much shitter product to ensure the israelis are kept happy? why not get something from russia or china(?) who dont give two shits if jews happy or not. probably cost less too.

    The expense is coming out of US aid aka US taxpayer money, and this military aid in particularly is a modernization package for Apache helicopters that have already been purchased years ago. It's not like they could have bought the modernization package from Russia or China, for a helicopter neither country produces.
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    Post  ahmedfire on Sat May 09, 2020 7:26 pm

    crod wrote:why bother buying from yanks when getting a much shitter product to ensure the israelis are kept happy? why not get something from russia or china(?) who dont give two shits if jews happy or not. probably cost less too.

    Most of the Egyptian arms deals with US are covered by the military aid since the peace treatment .Egypt get arms from Russia and China too .


    Kvs wrote:The choice of weapons systems reflects whose bitch the country is. Independent countries will buy the best bang for the buck.
    Colonial vassals will pay tribute to their master. Of course, they may be allowed to buy some crumbs from China or even Russia,
    but that proves nothing.

    So do you suggest that Egypt should throw the US weapons that in service now and start to purchase only Russian arms ?  the US arms are a part from the US military aid so that Egypt would keep the peace with Israel  .

    Sorry ,based on what you said "some crumbs" ?

    Did these crumbs include Satellites , Nuclear power plant , Antey-2500, Buk-M2 , Tor-M1,2 ,Su-35 ,Mig-29M2 , Ka-52,T-90 and wide range of ammunitions and Radars  ?

    U.S. threatened Egypt With Sanctions over the purchase of SU-35 but Egypt signed the deal .

    In 2014–18 Egypt was on of the main recipients of Russian arms exports to the Middle East, about 36 percent of Russian arms exports to the region.

    Egypt signed on a deal worth more than one billion euros with a Russian-Hungarian rail consortium to import 1,300 passenger cars for the Egyptian railway authority .

    So i don't think your analysis fits the situation here .

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