Russia sold 26 Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt totalling $3 billion
CAIRO, (BM) – Egypt signed a contract with Russia to acquire the largest batch of Russian Su-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Arabic news agency Mena Defense and Russian news agency Aviapro.
At the moment, it is known that we are talking about the purchase of 26 combat vehicles, moreover, the first two Egyptian air force fighters will receive this year, and full fulfillment of obligations is scheduled until 2023
In fact, Egypt will become the first country in the Middle East to receive first-class Russian combat aircraft, and the second foreign owner of Russian Su-35 fighters.
It should be noted that one of the reasons for the acquisition of Russian military equipment was the US refusal to sell its fifth-generation fighter planes to this country, and, most likely, Egypt could conclude a contract for the acquisition of the Su-35 earlier, however, Washington announced its readiness to impose sanctions against Egypt for the acquisition of Russian weapons.
Given the position of Egypt, it is obvious that Su-35 fighters are of great interest to the Egyptian Air Force, and the current “victory” of the Su-35 over the F-35 will almost certainly become a reason for concluding contracts by other countries.
“Against the background of the rearmament of Israel, Egypt is fully aware that they need reliable fighters capable of cracking down on both the F-16 and the F-35,” the specialist notes.
The amount of the contract concluded between Egypt and Russia is not called, however, it is probably about 3 billion dollars.
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