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. Given the number of aircraft - that’s around five dozens of vehicles - the supplies are expected for several years," Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin was quoted as saying Tuesday.
Earlier media reports said citing sources that Russia and Egypt had signed a contract on the supplies of nearly 50 MiG-29 fighter jets by 2020.
The MiG-29 fighter jet is designed to destroy aerial targets both in the daytime and at night in all weather conditions. The fighter jet can accomplish patrolling activities, provide close air support for ground forces and paratroops, interdict combat areas, conduct aerial reconnaissance, intercept aerial targets, escort strike and military transport planes and deliver strikes against ground and sea targets.
The Indian Navy conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish Saab Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K and American F-18 for its $11B (INR 75,000 crore) fighter jet procurement deal for its aircraft carriers. The Indian Navy recently invited foreign vendors to carry out trials to see if the planes could operate off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, reported
Egypt has received its first batch of Russian modernized MiG-29M2 fighter jets. “We have already received some of the aircraft, but not all
Egypt claimed that it destroyed a North Korean arms shipment that entered the Suez Canal in 2016 while rejecting a Washington Post report that the weapons had been destined for its military. Citing US officials and Western diplomats, the Post reported Sunday that the Egyptian army was secretly buying $23 million worth of rocket-propelled grenades in 2016 from North Korea, which has been the subject to a UN Security Council ban over its missile and nuclear tests
Russia deploys the modernized version of the baseline Fulcrum jet, MiG-29 SMT to the Syrian air base for the first time during its seven yearlong conflicts. According to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Defense Wednesday, the Russian Aerospace Forces will begin using the MIG-29SMT in Syria to conduct missions against terrorist groups inside the country
Leonardo Demonstrates first Satellite-controlled MALE-class Drone
Saab to Upgrade Swedish Gripen C/D System
Taiwan to Modernize 30-year Old Submarines
Russian Firm Manufactures "Cyber Protected" Machine Tools
US Approves Sale of 12 Bell AH-1Z Attack Helicopters to Bahrain for...
Russia Ready to Upgrade Indian IL-76/78 Airlift Aircraft
Northrop Grumman To Provide Abrams M1 Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder For Morocco
Dassault to Lead Franco-German Future Combat Air System
One of the most interesting exhibits at the Dubai Air show 2017 occupies a corner in the Aviation Industries Corporation...
While investigators in India are following up on the money trial in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter scandal, the leads as...
With over 451 submarines in service worldwide, the global market of submarines fleet is expected to surge up to $100...
Amid the proliferation of real-time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional...
Helmets for pilots and ground troops do much more than stopping bullets
As the role of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) expands from traditional low-resolution reconnaissance to high-res video and infra-red besides precision-attack,...