I see that, bro. Who was it that was arguing about that saying Serbia retired them and never sold any to Egypt? He should see this but what is the source to this info, bro?
That's amazing, but how come we never saw them and where are they now? Did they use them for a few years and then scrap them? That might've been what happened because we would've seen them by now. Or you think they've kept them secret and out of sight for all this time?
The field they've been pumping gas out of called "Zohr" for the last 4 or 5 years had an estimated 30 trillion cubic ft. It's predicted to be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean and why there is such stiff battles going on for the EEZ demarcation and rights to explore between a certain country and all others in that area. But you're probably right, some of that has been backing some of these military purchases for sure, while the rest has come from decades of not really spending it.