Well,I just wanted to introduce myself as this is my first post. If I have to go somewhere else to introduce myself, I would be happy to do that. I was not aware of that and did not see it or missed it in the rules. If so, I apologize.
I am Egyptian living in the US for close to 3 decades now and consider myself somewhat informed with the current military acquisitions for Egypt. I have no interest in seeing us go to war with Israel but I would like to see our military stay as close as possible to their advantage, or at least close the gap as much as possible.
Some things I'm surprised not to hear about is the acquisition of several S-300 batteries recently to Egypt besides the two helo aircraft carriers that were supposed to be destined to Russia but that deal falling through because of recent sanctions and Egypt benefiting from that.
We're only at the Rafales? Time for a little update and if any of the Russian folks on this forum can tell if there is any truth to this article, please do. I google translated it but we know how good that is but sounds like 46 MiG-29M for Egypt has been agreed and signed for to be delivered between 2016 and 2018. Honestly, I was truly hoping for the MiG-35 deal to come to fruition because of it's level but if someone more experienced with this model can offer some more insight, that would be great. Not sure what armament they would provide with these birds since the Rafales came with mostly Infrared BVR missiles, but if there is a package of R-33, that would be tremendous not to mention some of those Archers and having IRST with missiles flying backwards would be a great advantage in replacing many of he aging 21's in our fleet and especially the F-7's.
14.07.2016/Подтверждается наличие контракта с Египтом на 46 истребителей МиГ-29М
Одноместный фронтовой многоцелевой истребитель МиГ-29М
Источник: Валерий Агеев
Sorry for non-Russian speakers as myself, you'll have to translate the article. Now for the armament will be nice to know:
Как стало известно из протокола об итогах голосования акционеров АО "Московское машиностроительное предприятие имени Чернышева", в 2015 году предприятием был заключен договор №700020109 от "17" ноября 2015 года ("Контракт 8") на изготовление и поставку в течение 2016-2018 годов авиационных двигателей РД-33МК (укомплектованных агрегатами БАРК) в количестве 92 штук, который заключен с АО "РСК "МиГ" в сумме 8,675 млрд рублей. Тем самым фактически подтверждается заключение известного контракта с Египтом на поставку 46 истребителей МиГ-29М, а также сроки поставки - 2016-2018 годы.