TMA1 wrote:The skynight system looks really impressive (and expensive!!). the large missile pods combined with quick moving high caliber AA cannons is the way short range air defense is going.
And agreed a lot of people here in America are waking up to the slitheriness of our foreign policy and how long it has been going on. CAATSA is flat out coercive. And what we have been doing in Africa and the mid east is nuts. I think a lot of us who were younger woke up with the so-called "arab spring" and the color revolutions across eastern Europe and elsewhere.
I don't think America exists anymore. Our leaders get their policies overseas, have their money overseas, and see the future of America as just some economic zone in a larger superstate. It's time to vote these fuckers out.
Certainly didn't mean to sound ungrateful. After all, the US has provided a lot of F-16s only no AIM 120 but the AIM-7 Sparrow for BVR capabilities and they claimed it was because we wouldn't sign the CISMOA pact for non transfer of advanced & sensitive technology or even show any equipment in detail to Russians or Chinese etc. Then sometime when Hillary was Secretary of State I think she claimed that somehow intel found out that Egyptians were showing off an F-16 to a Chinese delegation. True? Not sure. But Jordan is closer to Israel and their Vipers have the AIM-120. The US also provided Egypt with over 1100 M1A1 tank kits that I believe half of them are sitting in warehouses because we have more M-60A3 and now we just signed a contract with Russia to build 500 T-90S' lol. I think there is a deal going on that some of these are being assembled for export, the latest US kits not the T-90s.
It's all about Israel and the notion that Egypt is just another military dictatorship that has nothing on its mind except to attack Israel (or invade Sudan) which is simply crazy. Israel attacked and invaded Sinai twice, fought a brutal war of attrition for 3 years and the only time Egypt ever attacked was crossing the canal and holding on to 15 kilometers, of occupied Egyptian land. lol crazy stuff.
Plus lately, the American ambassador to Egypt was on Egyptian TV and said that an entire of US-made anti-ballistic and anti-aircraft missile system was installed all around Cairo and some other areas. Many presume it's the PAC-3 and we just bought 4 batteries of S-300VM lol. So the US has done a lot for free or for the condition of non-belligerence towards Israel. But after all these decades of peace and economic cooperation etc., isn't it time to think differently?