There was a Russian source by one of the Sukhoi engineers during a media session that had a large screen platform detailing all the orders and the only one for the Su-35S besides the ones for the VVS or RuAF was 30 aircraft for a "Middle East" country. I'll try to find it and post it for you and you can make up your own mind because the only ME country buying that aircraft is Egypt. So for now, we're taking that as face value as the source is about as credible as can be. I expect 30 Su-35SE to be in service with the EAF when this order is complete.According to all available sources Egypt bought 24 Su-35's ( not 29), and 46 Mig29's,atleast 2 of them crashed reducing the 29's numbers in the inventory to 44 (not 48)
"Aid"? I don't think Jordan would just give those to us. I believe we paid for them, probably a very good deal. @Philip the Arab , do you know what the transaction was for those?Sell or aid?!
That is what is called a Rapid Modernization and it's not just fighter jets, haven't you seen all the frigates and corvettes and submarines they've ordered? A large portion of the navy needed serious modernization so that is being done too. So far 3 FREMMs, 4 Corvetters, 4 Mekos one is being tested and the other ready for assembly and a new deal for more Italian FREMMs is right around the corner with 20 Falaj OPVs which are smaller corvettes designed mostly for patrolling.Egypt is putting too much focus on buying fighter jets. But not much focus on AWACS and Electronic Warfare planes.
You know we have 8 E-2C Hawkeyes that have been integrated into an entire common system with the two new Russian radars et up to reach 1,100 kilometers and track at 600 with the an ability to notify the best and nearest platform to intercept, be it any of the Russian fighters or any of the western ones as well as being connected to the various SAM sites including the S-300V4 as well as the German IRST-S-L for specific use. SAMs are the last form of deterrence but with these new aircraft and an entire new Air Defense network built from the ground up including new buildings and new network systems, they don't need to upgrade the E-2Cs at the moment.Plus Egypt needs to work on surface to surface and sea to land cruise missiles.
Here it is, ma man. If you can enlarge it, you'll notice that in one box it says 22 and in the other it says 8. You have to really enlarge it and try to keep the resolution so you can see if it's an 8 or a 6. The other question is why did they separate them like that and I can only guess that the 8 are programmed to carry the Khibiny wingtip jamming pods and have a few other features different from the other 22 which supposedly have already been delivered to Egypt and hiding somewhere, lol.According to all available sources Egypt bought 24 Su-35's ( not 29),
It was likely at a significant discount, the airframes have a lot of life left and Jordan didn't need them anymore."Aid"? I don't think Jordan would just give those to us. I believe we paid for them, probably a very good deal. @Philip the Arab , do you know what the transaction was for those?
Thanks, bro. Funny at first I thought it was a new model but it looks like it works pretty good.- Yes this is the ..TALIOS (Targeting Long-Range Identification Optronic System) targeting and laser designator pod..
Egypt is putting too much focus on buying fighter jets. But not much focus on AWACS and Electronic Warfare planes. Plus Egypt needs to work on surface to surface and sea to land cruise missiles.
Bro..we are talking about the MdCN "Naval scalp" cruise missile.. not the naval Mica NG anti air missile that was already contracted by the EN..I get it know, bro. Thanks for the correction on that wrong assumption on my part, HOWEVER....if the source on the SCALPs I posted is true and Egypt now possesses over 100 of them, that is most certainly a HUGE game changer even with just 24 Rafales. The range we know is 300km or under and so it is a major land attack cruise missile that France has used extensively along with coalition attacks with the US using Tomahawks and so they are potent and watching your video of the explosion, it's massive.
That said, it would seem they shouldn't have a problem allowing the MICA NG Naval Cruise Missile to be imported to Egypt despite it being an offensive weapon and a potent one for land attack munitions which is another item strongly opposed to supply to Egypt. That really was the reason the US pulled that block stunt on the SCALPs and not really because of US parts. I think that was just an excuse because they just don't want Egypt to have such potent OFFENSIVE capabilities and only encourage defensive ones.
But good for the French for making good on their promise and contract and fix the situation rather quickly/ So if that article is true and there are more than 100 aviation SCALPs in Egypt, do you really think they will approve the sale of the naval MICA NG cruise missile to Egypt on top of all the SCALPs? It will be interesting to see, I'm just a pessimist when it comes to strong, offensive weapons to be sold to Egypt and the resistance from powerful entities that usually easily squash the deal. Hopefully France holds its head high and says "if we contracted the naval MICA NG to Egypt, then we will export it to them so matter what.) I see that, then I'll reverse my slight negative stand and do nothing but praise the French.
The best part is that it can be integrated on the Scorpene Submarine..I understood that, bro.
When it comes to Ballistic Missiles and Cruise Missiles made in Egypt.. it is usually a state secret..Egypt is putting too much focus on buying fighter jets. But not much focus on AWACS and Electronic Warfare planes. Plus Egypt needs to work on surface to surface and sea to land cruise missiles.