It's crazy because what is the US going to do when the EAF orders a large batch of Su-57s? It's only a matter of time that will happen with the way things have gone, the writing is on the wall, it's just when. But if the EAF can't even put an AIM-120 on one of its 200+ F-16s, what the heck is it supposed to do? There's only so many Rafales the EAF can buy, so eventually the Russian fighters are just too good and come with major weapons for the money.Egypt fighter deal still ruffling American feathers
So it will be really interesting to see how this develops and if the US does in fact impose sanctions on Egypt because of the Su-35 and what happens to that relationship then? I don't think the Biden administration can be effective and show it's not scared of losing any friendship over definitive policy it needs to impose. What the extent of these sanctions would be? Not sure, maybe that's how the Biden Admin can show a little love by not making it too nasty or whatever and just send a message. But either way, it needs to do something otherwise it gets eaten alive and will be called a wimp and the same as the Trump Admin.
In the meantime, Tahya Misr getting some aerial lifeline.