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There really is only one explanation to this modification which is turning this AIM-7 Sparrow from a semi-active homing missile to an active homing missile, similar to what the Ukrainians did with the R-27R into the R-27AE. It already has a proximity fuse so it wouldn't need that modification, and besides, that wouldn't be in the form of that larger conehead.

It's quite obvious that the larger cone means it has a larger built-in radar and seeker making it capable of activating its own radar once it's fired from its predetermined range and not requiring a constant illumination from the launching platform, in this case, the EAF's F-16.

I haven't seen this on any of the US Navy AIM-7 Sparrows which begs the question if this is a local modification or a non-Egyptian or American modification.
 

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The EN currently owns two supply ships
The ship "Halayeb 231" of the German "Westerwald-class", with a displacement of 3,469 tons.
The German ship "Schlaten 230", "Type 701E", with a displacement of 4,000 tons
Both ships were acquired by Egypt, used as well, and they are still in service today

Specifications of the British "Rosalie Class" ship
*Displacement: 23,482 tons
*Length: 185 meters
*Width: 24 meters
*Speed: 21 knots
*armament :
- 2 Phalanx CIWS 20 mm automatic cannon for close combat
- 2 20 mm cannon
- 4 7.62 mm machine guns

It is expected that the two ships will be operating from among the combat groups of the Mistral ships in the Northern and Southern Fleets during the coming period until the completion of the development of the capabilities of manufacturing this category of ships locally within the framework of efforts to localize the maritime industries..

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Man, when is egypt gonna finally get the fully upgraded mig 35s with the new aesa radars? They should really take advantage and get tot from russia to start manufacturing the mig35s in egyptian soil (or sands i should say) all the hype nowadays is over sukhoi and its top end products, mikhoyen is being pushed back as a secondary good option for nations that don't have much to spend, but you get more for your buck with the migs, thats why I'm critical about them. No one seems to care and so egypt should set up plans to domesticly produce the 35 with all its state of the art equipment. Will give them VALUABLE experience to finally produce their own aircraft, sort of like pakistan with jf-17. I hear they want to produce their own 5th gen fighter (hats off to our pakistani brothers!) Though I cant say if it'll be successful or not.
 

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Id like to believe it was egypt that struck al watiya rather than uae
Exactly why I was saying before that the Mirage 2K operates like an elite or special operations squadron. It does the shadow work which kinda explains a little why they cover the flags and insignia, even serial numbers. Also why the Typhoons would be an ideal replacement for those aging birds. Introduce a slew of new upgraded technologies the pilots can use to their advantage, not only to simplify workload, but also to improve their already exemplary performances and sorties, as well as add new abilities/possibilities and options.

On a separate note, I just noticed something in this picture from a few weeks ago when the EAF flew the 4 MiGs and 2 F-16s to Crete for that quick exercise and came back the same day. The interesting part that I never noticed before because they never showed it is the aircraft on the left seems to have one of those built-in telescoping/foldable ladders that are under the LERX. You can see it there extended down while the aircraft on the right is using one of the portable ladders. I've never seen those ladders deployed on those jets before. Neat little feature that is new to me, right off to the inside of the Krueger flap.

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The F/A-18 has a similar built-in ladder that folds down from under its LERX but appears to be a lot fancier than the MiG's.

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I think most aircraft have them as spare ladders so that if the aircraft has an emergency landing and is in a remote area, the pilot(s) can have a way to get up or down, whatever the case may be.

This one here on the F-15 is similar to the EAF MiG-29M's and seems to have dropped down on its own during this flight. This one is more of a telescoping style than a folding one, much like the one on the EAF's MiG-29M.

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The Mustache was being escorted through Egyptian air space by a pair of EAF F-16s.

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I've seen the B1B Lancer up close several times (I've posted pics of it on my airshow thread) and the one thing I always remember about that aircraft is how it leaked fuel and oil like a bad faucet. They had to tape off the space below the engines and others where panels were stretching from supersonic speeds and fluids would leak out of those joints. Impressive aircraft.
 

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Man, when is egypt gonna finally get the fully upgraded mig 35s with the new aesa radars? They should really take advantage and get tot from russia to start manufacturing the mig35s in egyptian soil (or sands i should say) all the hype nowadays is over sukhoi and its top end products, mikhoyen is being pushed back as a secondary good option for nations that don't have much to spend, but you get more for your buck with the migs, thats why I'm critical about them. No one seems to care and so egypt should set up plans to domesticly produce the 35 with all its state of the art equipment. Will give them VALUABLE experience to finally produce their own aircraft, sort of like pakistan with jf-17. I hear they want to produce their own 5th gen fighter (hats off to our pakistani brothers!) Though I cant say if it'll be successful or not.
Egypt hasn't ordered any MiG-35 and Russia don't have any AESA.
 

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Russia don't have any AESA.
Dude, just stop! Please stop. The Su-35S has a hybrid PESA/AESA in the IRBIS-E and in total has 3 AESA radars with the two wing-mounted AESA L-band radars.

The Su-57 has 5 AESA radars including the main nose radar it's fielded for over a year now in the NO36 Byelka. The radar system on the Su-57 is like none other on any other aircraft out there.

Byelka (radar) - Wikipedia

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This main nose AESA radar is complemented with a pair of N036B-1-01B AESA radars mounted on the sides of the front fuselage

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Complemented by the NO36-1-01 AESA L-band which is the same wing-mounted AESA L-bands on the Su-35S.

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The Russians will actually be introducing the next generation in radars very soon which they've been working on for a while in the ROFAR. This will be a huge development that will take radar technology beyond 6th generation levels.

I know it's fashionable to bash Russian tech and all that, especially when people are not only biased towards western tech, but especially the need to promote Chinese tech as having surpassed Russian tech, yet China is still purchasing Russian stuff which makes you wonder, right? So try to learn a little bit before making such erroneously bold statements.

Here's the link for their ROFAR radar tech which is based on radio-optical phased active antenna array technology in case anyone is interested. The only other country that is working on similar tech is the US and possibly France.
 

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Dude, just stop! Please stop. The Su-35S has a hybrid PESA/AESA in the IRBIS-E and in total has 3 AESA radars with the two wing-mounted AESA L-band radars.

The Su-57 has 5 AESA radars including the main nose radar it's fielded for over a year now in the NO36 Byelka. The radar system on the Su-57 is like none other on any other aircraft out there.

Byelka (radar) - Wikipedia

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This main nose AESA radar is complemented with a pair of N036B-1-01B AESA radars mounted on the sides of the front fuselage

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Complemented by the NO36-1-01 AESA L-band which is the same wing-mounted AESA L-bands on the Su-35S.

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The Russians will actually be introducing the next generation in radars very soon which they've been working on for a while in the ROFAR. This will be a huge development that will take radar technology beyond 6th generation levels.

I know it's fashionable to bash Russian tech and all that, especially when people are not only biased towards western tech, but especially the need to promote Chinese tech as having surpassed Russian tech, yet China is still purchasing Russian stuff which makes you wonder, right? So try to learn a little bit before making such erroneously bold statements.

Here's the link for their ROFAR radar tech which is based on radio-optical phased active antenna array technology in case anyone is interested. The only other country that is working on similar tech is the US and possibly France.
Not in production.
 

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The Mustache was being escorted through Egyptian air space by a pair of EAF F-16s.

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I've seen the B1B Lancer up close several times (I've posted pics of it on my airshow thread) and the one thing I always remember about that aircraft is how it leaked fuel and oil like a bad faucet. They had to tape off the space below the engines and others where panels were stretching from supersonic speeds and fluids would leak out of those joints. Impressive aircraft.
I've always thought the Lancer as a fine piece of heavy murican machinery, how does it stack up against the tu 160? Since its just a russian copy of the lancer
 

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