Egypt has received its first batch of Russian modernized MiG-29M2 fighter jets.
“We have already received some of the aircraft, but not all. The execution of the contract continues,” Deputy Minister of Defense of Egypt Mohammad Al-Keshky was quoted as saying by Interfax Thursday.
The importing contract was between both countries during the visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Egypt in February 2014.
Russia will provide Egypt with 50 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets no later than 2020, following the end of manufacturing the jets.
In August 2016, Russia delivered a Molniya RKA-32 Corvette to Egypt, which was received as a present from Russia.
The MiG-29M/M2 is a major development of the legacy MiG-29, boasting design changes to the airframe, improved turbofans in the RD-33MK that is similar in weight to the RD-33, but benefits from a higher thrust rating and full-authority digital engine control.
The fighter jet development also includes changes to Fly-by-wire flight control system, updated avionics and Zhuk-ME pulse-Doppler radar.
The MiG-29K/KUB is the naval variant of the MiG-29M/M2.
Egypt has received a new Type 209 submarine S41 from German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at the Ras al-Tin base Wednesday. This is the second of four scheduled deliveries
A Russian delegation has left for Egypt to negotiate delivering communications and control equipment for the Mistal-class helicopter carriers France sold to Cairo after it cancelled their sale to Moscow. "Negotiations continue, the Russian delegation has left for Egypt to discuss with the Egyptian side the parameters of the potential deal with the available technical proposals on the communications and control equipment,"
Russia will start delivery of MiG-29 fighters to Egypt this year, President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar said. "MiG-29 aircraft in interests of Egypt - implementation of this contract, training of pilots and deliveries of aircraft equipment will start this year," Slyusar said on the air with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Tuesday,
DCNS has completed sea trials of the first Gowind 2500 corvette designed and built at the company's site in France for the Egyptian navy. The new corvette is being marketed at the naval defence market, and ten Gowind 2500 vessels are on order with international navies
Intuitive Research and Technology Corp was awarded a $7.5 million contract for programmatic services for the cruise missile defense systems to five countries
Russia confirms signing of a contract for 50 MiG-29 fighter jets with Egypt and has also begun the deliveries, TASS reports. "Yes, the contract has been signed and the deliveries have started, some fighter jets have been already sent to Egypt
Egypt has received second Type-209/1400 submarine from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems at a ceremony in German city of Kiel. The new submarine is set to join the Egyptian naval forces within days and will boost the navys capability to bolster national security, Commander of the Egyptian Navy Ahmed Khalid said in a statement Tuesday
Russian naval intelligence ship sank after it collided with a Turkish vessel carrying livestock off Black sea coast because of the poor visibility early Friday Morning. There were no casualties from either ships
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