Russia has delivered Antey-2500 advanced anti-aircraft missile system to Egypt, marking the first deployment of long-range interceptor in the Middle East.
The delivery of air defense missile systems has been started under a recent deal reached between Moscow and Egypt. "Deliveries of auxiliary technological equipment have been launched. Within a year, Egypt will receive launchers and other equipment," a Russian official was quoted saying by Interfax news agency on Thursday.
They refused to reveal the exact number of Antey-2500 systems that would be delivered to Egypt. Egypt is also purchasing 12 Su-30K fighter jets, the fourth generation of the famous Sukhoi military aircraft. According to the report, contract has already been signed with Irkut Corporation.
Antey-2500, an export version of Russia's S-300 V4 surface-to-air missile system, is able to engage ballistic and aerodynamic targets within a range of up to 400 kilometers.
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Russias Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) have begun an unannounced test of its nuclear weapons near the central Russian city Yoshkar-Ola, the SMFs press center said Wednesday. “The Committee of the Command of Strategic Missile Forces is conducting an unannounced test of the condition and security provisions of nuclear weapons in the Yoshkar-Ola Missile Unit,” the SMFs press service said in a statement
Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET) announced Wednesday that it has delivered new first batch of a three new Mi8-MTPR1 helicopter-mounted with electronic warfare system ('Richag-AV') to the Russian armed forces. It can be mounted on units from any branch of the armed forces, including helicopters and airplanes, as well as ground and ship-based forces
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Islamic state group have used advanced weapons, including Russian made Kornet Anti-tank missiles to attack troops in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Wednesday. The attackers also used mortars, Anti-aircraft guns and other guided missiles, AFP reported Wednesday
A senior Israeli intelligence official confirmed on Wednesday that Egypt is buying the same advanced S-300 air defense system that Iran had bought from Russia. "I don't know what kind of threat Egypt looks at when they decide to buy it, but we do not see Egypt as the enemy
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