Russia will sign two contracts with Egypt on the Ka-52K helicopter and operating equipment supplies for its Mistral-class helicopter carriers.
"We must understand that the ships need to be additionally equipped with systems to operate the Russian helicopters. This will be a separate contract," Rosoboronexport Director General Alexander Mikheev said.
He further confirmed that the date of signing the contract depends on the source of funding. He also pointed out that Cairo itself is interested in concluding the contract as soon as possible.
"A loan is not discussed in negotiations with Egypt. We held preliminary consultations, determined the helicopter's appearance, delivery times," Mikheev was quoted as saying by Sputnik News Wednesday.
On June 19, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said Russia had won the tender for supplies of Ka-52K helicopters to Egypt for Mistral helicopter carriers.
In 2016, Egypt bought two French-made Mistral warships from France. The Ka-52K is a naval modification of the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter designed to destroy armored vehicles, conduct patrol and escort missions and perform fire support operations.
Though initially France produced the helicopter carriers for Russia, Paris refused to deliver them to Russia in light of the increased tensions over the crisis in Ukraine.
Schiebels Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has completed qualification flights for the French Navy from 29 May to 3 June 2017. The flight trials were performed from the deck of the Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement (BPC) Dixmude, the newest of the French Navys three Mistral class amphibious assault ships, the company announced Tuesday
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,"
DCNS has delivered the second Mistral-class helicopter carrier LHD Anwar El Sadat to the Egyptian Navy Friday. On 10 October 2015, DCNS signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the supply of two Mistral-class Landing Helicopter Dock vessels (LHDs)
Kamov Ka-52K attack helicopters for the Mistral class amphibious assault ships will make their first flight on 2015, Alexander Mikheev, the head of Russian Helicopters company, told RIA Novosti Tuesday. "The helicopters of this type [Ka-52K] will be located on Mistral-class helicopter carriers, which France is obliged to deliver to Russia
The keel for Russias first of two amphibious assault ships will be laid at the Zaliv shipyard in Crimea in early May. The amphibious assault ships, will be able to carry helicopters, troops and armored vehicles
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
The Russian Defense Ministry will be receiving the first consignment of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters and will enter operational service in 2017. The manufacturing of the helicopters is strictly in compliance with the production schedule, said Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky
Russian Helicopters will present a brand new utility helicopter, the Ka-62 at the third Eastern Economic Forum to be held in Vladivostok on September 6-7. The Ka-62 helicopter is designed for the passenger transport, off-shore works, emergency medical services, search and rescue, cargo movement inside the cabin and as suspended load, patrolling and environmental monitoring
Russian KA-52 helicopters equipped with night vision equipment, directed fire from Syrian army multiple barrel rocket launchers (MRBL) to destroy Islamic State armor positions and liberate Al-Kadir settlement. “For the first time since the beginning of combat operations against Islamic State in Syria, government forces conducted a tactical landing behind militants lines with their subsequent defeat and liberation of the settlement of Al-Kadir (about 120 kilometers west of Deir ez-Zor) on August 12," Russian MoD said as quoted by
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
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