Contents tagged with Egypt

  • Russia conducts anti-air defense exercises in Egypt for the first time

    The “Arrow of Friendship-2019” anti-air defense maneuvers have begun in Egypt. For the first time ever, Russian anti-air troops will take part in the exercise. The drills will last 13 days, and will be conducted at a training base belonging to the Egyptian Air Defense Forces.

    The exercise will involve more than 100 anti-aircraft troops from divisions of Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD) stationed in the Volgograd province, Krasnodar Krai, North Ossetia and Crimea, the Russian Defense …

  • Russia deploys early warning radar in Egypt

    Reports are being circulated on social networks that a Russia-produced Rezonans-NE 3D radar system has been sighted in Egypt. It was previously stated in official reports that, outside of Russia, such systems only existed in one country – Iran (the Ghadi radar).

    Information about the Rezonans-NE (export variation of the Rezonans-NE) was tweeted by the Algerian blogger KAD-GHANI, who even specified the exact coordinates of the system: 28°42’28.45 N 32°23’6.40 E (Ras Ghareb, Red Sea, Egypt). …

  • Russian Foreign Minister comments on attacks in Syria without mentioning Israel

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was extremely evasive in his comments to Arab journalists about the Israeli operations in Syria.

    In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram ahead of his visit to Egypt, Lavrov answered many questions concerning Russia-Egypt relations and developments in the Middle East.

    One of the questions he was asked was whether Moscow’s stance on the “Israel’s ongoing bombardments of Syrian territory” had grown “softer” compared to its stance in 2018, when …

  • Russia to sell Egypt Su-35 fighter jets for $2 billion

    Russia has agreed to sell Cairo several dozen Su-35 multipurpose fighter jets for a price of $2 billion, Kommersant reports, citing two senior managers in the Russian defense industry.

    Egypt will also be buying MiG-29M and 29M2 fighters. At present, the Egyptian Air Force is using US-produced F-16s, French Mirage 2000s, Soviet-era MiG-21s and Chinese J-7s.

    According to an agreement signed at the end of 2018, Russia will also supply aircraft weaponry. The delivery is scheduled for 2020-2021. …

  • India rejects Russian MiG-29 fighter jets due to constant malfunctions

    India has decided not to buy MiG-29K 4th generation carrier-based multirole fighters from Russia, due to their constant malfunctions, Russian news outlets report.

    The reports have been confirmed by the MiG Corporation.

    According to the Indian military, the Russian-made planes are “riddled with problems”. Specialists have found issues with the quality of the airframe, the control system, and the simulator program for training.

    The most serious problems have been with the power unit, with 40 …

  • Russian-made MiG-29m fighter jet crashes in Egypt

    A Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in Egypt during a training exercise , reports RIA Novosti, citing the press service of the United Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft was received by the Egyptian Air Force in 2018.

    "We have operative information about the accident with the MiG-29m of the Egyptian Air Force. Our technicians will go to Egypt soon to help with the investigation of the incident, " the corporation reported.

    Earlier, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported about the crash. …

  • Putin promises Egypt $25 billion in assistance

    Russia will grant Egypt a loan of $25 billion for the Al Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced at a session of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi.

    The Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom will be providing the reactors for the plant.

    “We have great plans to collaborate [with Egypt] in the economic sphere,” Putin said, “This will involve energy, not just hydrocarbon, but also nuclear energy”.

    “We are starting to build a nuclear power plant, as you …

  • Lavrov: Russia establishing an industrial zone in Egypt

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov wrote in his article for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that Russia started working on establishing of an industrial zone In Egypt, near the Suez Canal. According to Lavrov, Russia has also begun construction of a nuclear power plant in the city of El Dabaa. Lavrov's article was also published on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov states in the article that 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

  • Egypt rejects 63 tons of Russian grain

    Russian grain traders once again have problems supplying the primary export market. Egypt, which accounts for roughly one quarter of all Russia’s wheat exports, has rejected a large 63 ton batch, reports.

    The grain was transported by ship for Egypt’s state GASC (General Authority For Supply Commodities), but Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture refused to accept it, having detected an above-normal concentration of ergot – a fungal parasite which is toxic to humans.

    Whereas the …

  • Russian Foreign Minister praises Egypt's decision not to send troops to Syria

    Russia positively assesses Egypt's decision not to send troops to Syria according to the proposal of the United States, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri following the talks between the Foreign and Defense Ministers of Russia and Egypt.

    "We touched upon this topic in the context of the discussion of the situation in Syria, in the context of the discussion of the actions of the so-called external players, …