MOSCOW, July 6. (ARMS-TASS). In the face of growing missile threat from Iran Egyptian armed forces are considering the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems S-300 or C-400, reported the newspaper "Jerusalem Post".
ZRS S-300 is capable of effectively striking aerodynamic and ballistic purposes. The system can accompany up to 100 targets and shell 6 of them 12 rockets. Range of aerodynamic defeat the purposes of 3-200 km, ballistic 5-40 km, the height of the defeat - by 27 km. Time ready for firing range of - 5 min, and the likelihood of defeat the goal of one missile is 0.98.
Russian fifth-generation complex of P-400 is able to intercept all the modern means of air attack, including nearly invisible aircraft, drones, ballistic and cruise missiles. Instrumental range target detection P-400 is 600 km. ZRS S-400 is capable of simultaneously accompany 300 bombard the 36 goals and 72 of these missiles. The complex can infect aerodynamic targets at ranges from 3 to 250 km and a height of 2 to 27 km, ballistic missiles - at a distance of 5 to 60 km. Maximum speed reaches 60 km / h.
Parallel IO Egypt is making efforts to increase the combat capabilities of its Air Force. Country's defense establishment has recently received the endorsement of the Pentagon to purchase 12 attack helicopters AH-64D "Apache Longbou.
In May of this year, the Agency for defense cooperation and security (DSCA) has notified the U.S. DoD, the U.S. Congress of a possible sale to Egypt 12 helicopters AH-64D "block 2" Apache Longbou, 27 gas-turbine engines T700-GE-701D, 36 upgraded systems to detect and target / night vision systems (M-TADS/PNVS), 28 launchers, missiles AGM-114B "Hellfayr Longbou" M299, 14 automatic shooting false heat goals AN/ALQ-144 (V) 3, 14 sets of warning radar irradiation AN / APR-39B (V) 2, as well as related equipment and services contract in the framework of the foreign military sales. " The total cost of the agreement, in the case of all options, could reach 820 million USD.
According to the media, the Egyptian Air Force also intends to acquire an additional batch of 24 F-16 fighter aircraft. Since the early 1980's. Egyptian Ministry of Defense in the United States acquired more than 200 fighters F-16A/B/C/D "Fighting Falcon", along with other weapons systems in the six phases of the program "Peace Vector". Last purchased under the project "Peace Vector-6" F-16 aircraft to be delivered "Lockheed Martin" later this year.
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