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The Egyptian army is arming its AW149 helicopters with missile launchers

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On July 14, 2022, an AW149 is photographed in Egyptian Air Force (EGAF) colors during a test flight. The helicopter, with serial number 44 (c/n 49087) and test registration CSX82057, had extended exhaust manifolds and was flying rocket launchers.

Previous Egyptian AW149s were not seen with these modifications. In 2019, Egypt ordered 24 AW149s and eight AW189s. The contract worth 871 million euros was not officially reported, but in the end the sale was recorded in the 2019 Arms Export Report of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the Italian Senate of the Republic.

According to Scramble magazine's database, seven AW149 Navy versions have been delivered so far with two more on order. The AW149 is painted in a red and white two-tone layout. Serial numbers known to the Navy version start from 30 to 38, all of which are/will be operated by an unknown squadron of the 545th Air Wing (545 AW) at Borg Al Arab Air Base.

Beginning with serial number 39, which was painted with a desert camouflage scheme, five AW149s (39 through 43) were delivered and are operated by the 14th Squadron of the 545th Air Wing..
 

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The Egyptian army is arming its AW149 helicopters with missile launchers

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On July 14, 2022, an AW149 is photographed in Egyptian Air Force (EGAF) colors during a test flight. The helicopter, with serial number 44 (c/n 49087) and test registration CSX82057, had extended exhaust manifolds and was flying rocket launchers.

Previous Egyptian AW149s were not seen with these modifications. In 2019, Egypt ordered 24 AW149s and eight AW189s. The contract worth 871 million euros was not officially reported, but in the end the sale was recorded in the 2019 Arms Export Report of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the Italian Senate of the Republic.

According to Scramble magazine's database, seven AW149 Navy versions have been delivered so far with two more on order. The AW149 is painted in a red and white two-tone layout. Serial numbers known to the Navy version start from 30 to 38, all of which are/will be operated by an unknown squadron of the 545th Air Wing (545 AW) at Borg Al Arab Air Base.

Beginning with serial number 39, which was painted with a desert camouflage scheme, five AW149s (39 through 43) were delivered and are operated by the 14th Squadron of the 545th Air Wing..
Or maybe it is a pod? anti jamming etc...?
 

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Learn about the most important Serbian weapons that the Egyptian army may transfer its technology to after signing a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries during Sisi's visit to Serbia..

Serbian suicide drones “Raven 145” and “Raven 2”

Raven 145
has a range of about 150 kilometers, and it flies at an altitude of 2,000 metres. It can fly for up to 5 hours, at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour, or 3 hours at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. The drone has a weight of 40 kg and can carry 15 kg of ammunition. The aircraft takes off with a solid rocket-propellant booster engine.

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The Raven 145 uses a roaming engine. The time required to release the drone from the container is 1 minute. The drone is guided with the help of GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation system, and at the final stage of the flight, the drone is directed to the target via a television set or an infrared self-guiding head.


The Raven 2 is a modern type of suicide drone (ammunition roving) which, unlike the Raven 145, uses electric propulsion instead of fuel. The Raven 2 can carry up to 20 kg of explosives compared to the first version of the Raven 145, which can carry 15 kg of explosives.

The Raven 2 weighs about 60 kg, is 175 mm in diameter, flies with an electric motor and propels the help of a booster on solid rocket fuel. It flies at an altitude of up to 2000 meters, and its range is 80 kilometers.

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And other smaller Kamikaze drones
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Lazar BTR -SR-8808 MRAP

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It is an acronym MRAP. It is a type of combat vehicle that is designed to survive after IED attacks and ambushes..


ALAS guided missiles

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ALAS has the ability to launch from different platforms such as surface ships of various displacements (patrol boats, corvettes, frigates), high mobility light vehicles, fixed positions on the ground and attack helicopters for ASW/ASUW missions..


The special Nora B-52 cannon
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Truck Mounted Automatic loading Howitzer System


Shumadia Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

And Tamnava Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

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The heavy SHUMADIA launchers have a range of up to 285 km and carry two 262 mm calibers with a range of 70-75 km and the second with a 400 mm caliber with a range of 285 km.

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Zastava M21

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Ever heard of a 5.56 AK? No? Doesn't exist?

The Zastava M21 is a Kalashnikov derivative first produced in Serbia, the M21 fires the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge - which is known for being chambered in most western weapons, such as the majority of AR-15 platform weapons.
 

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The Serbians are mostly getting help from Russia building weapons and they are isolated from the other europeans since they are pro-Russian and will likely never get accept into NATO or EU
 

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The Serbians are mostly getting help from Russia building weapons and they are isolated from the other europeans since they are pro-Russian and will likely never get accept into NATO or EU
We have zero help from Russia in producing or developing weapons. We have done modernizations for some Soviet origin weapons for us or foregin customers, but that is about it. Or we might end up buying some components like Kamaz chassis for Nora B52, or something similar, but that is not them helping us, it just a simple business transaction. As far as I know when we talk about joint development the main partner for Serbia is UAE, and i think that we cooperate much more with Belarus in this regard, then we do with Russia.
 

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The Serbians are mostly getting help from Russia building weapons and they are isolated from the other europeans since they are pro-Russian and will likely never get accept into NATO or EU
It is mostly the inheritance of yugoslavian weapons with new standard modernization or new JV with other foreign countries. Look at the ALAS missile in the post of @The SC in which the vehicule of launching is an emirati Nimr chassis and the missile is either serbia origins or a cooperation emirati-serbian project.


@Gomig-21 @Hydration if we get ToT for the ALAS missile then we launch them from our ST-100/500 Temsah series or maybe our Nimr in our inventory.
 

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Learn about the most important Serbian weapons that the Egyptian army may transfer its technology to after signing a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries during Sisi's visit to Serbia..

Serbian suicide drones “Raven 145” and “Raven 2”

Raven 145
has a range of about 150 kilometers, and it flies at an altitude of 2,000 metres. It can fly for up to 5 hours, at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour, or 3 hours at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. The drone has a weight of 40 kg and can carry 15 kg of ammunition. The aircraft takes off with a solid rocket-propellant booster engine.

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The Raven 145 uses a roaming engine. The time required to release the drone from the container is 1 minute. The drone is guided with the help of GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation system, and at the final stage of the flight, the drone is directed to the target via a television set or an infrared self-guiding head.


The Raven 2 is a modern type of suicide drone (ammunition roving) which, unlike the Raven 145, uses electric propulsion instead of fuel. The Raven 2 can carry up to 20 kg of explosives compared to the first version of the Raven 145, which can carry 15 kg of explosives.

The Raven 2 weighs about 60 kg, is 175 mm in diameter, flies with an electric motor and propels the help of a booster on solid rocket fuel. It flies at an altitude of up to 2000 meters, and its range is 80 kilometers.

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And other smaller Kamikaze drones
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Lazar BTR -SR-8808 MRAP

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It is an acronym MRAP. It is a type of combat vehicle that is designed to survive after IED attacks and ambushes..


ALAS guided missiles

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ALAS has the ability to launch from different platforms such as surface ships of various displacements (patrol boats, corvettes, frigates), high mobility light vehicles, fixed positions on the ground and attack helicopters for ASW/ASUW missions..


The special Nora B-52 cannon
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Truck Mounted Automatic loading Howitzer System


Shumadia Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

And Tamnava Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

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The heavy SHUMADIA launchers have a range of up to 285 km and carry two 262 mm calibers with a range of 70-75 km and the second with a 400 mm caliber with a range of 285 km.

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Zastava M21

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Ever heard of a 5.56 AK? No? Doesn't exist?

The Zastava M21 is a Kalashnikov derivative first produced in Serbia, the M21 fires the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge - which is known for being chambered in most western weapons, such as the majority of AR-15 platform weapons.
Zastava has also developed a new assault rifle. I am forgetting its name but they have developed a new Rifle.

Learn about the most important Serbian weapons that the Egyptian army may transfer its technology to after signing a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries during Sisi's visit to Serbia..

Serbian suicide drones “Raven 145” and “Raven 2”

Raven 145
has a range of about 150 kilometers, and it flies at an altitude of 2,000 metres. It can fly for up to 5 hours, at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour, or 3 hours at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. The drone has a weight of 40 kg and can carry 15 kg of ammunition. The aircraft takes off with a solid rocket-propellant booster engine.

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The Raven 145 uses a roaming engine. The time required to release the drone from the container is 1 minute. The drone is guided with the help of GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation system, and at the final stage of the flight, the drone is directed to the target via a television set or an infrared self-guiding head.


The Raven 2 is a modern type of suicide drone (ammunition roving) which, unlike the Raven 145, uses electric propulsion instead of fuel. The Raven 2 can carry up to 20 kg of explosives compared to the first version of the Raven 145, which can carry 15 kg of explosives.

The Raven 2 weighs about 60 kg, is 175 mm in diameter, flies with an electric motor and propels the help of a booster on solid rocket fuel. It flies at an altitude of up to 2000 meters, and its range is 80 kilometers.

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And other smaller Kamikaze drones
View attachment 865763

Lazar BTR -SR-8808 MRAP

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It is an acronym MRAP. It is a type of combat vehicle that is designed to survive after IED attacks and ambushes..


ALAS guided missiles

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ALAS has the ability to launch from different platforms such as surface ships of various displacements (patrol boats, corvettes, frigates), high mobility light vehicles, fixed positions on the ground and attack helicopters for ASW/ASUW missions..


The special Nora B-52 cannon
View attachment 865766

Truck Mounted Automatic loading Howitzer System


Shumadia Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

And Tamnava Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

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The heavy SHUMADIA launchers have a range of up to 285 km and carry two 262 mm calibers with a range of 70-75 km and the second with a 400 mm caliber with a range of 285 km.

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Zastava M21

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Ever heard of a 5.56 AK? No? Doesn't exist?

The Zastava M21 is a Kalashnikov derivative first produced in Serbia, the M21 fires the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge - which is known for being chambered in most western weapons, such as the majority of AR-15 platform weapons.
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Agreed on the MICAs. They're certainly excellent missiles with tremendous technology with a roughly 60 - 80 km range and a 40km NEZ. Kinematics of the missiles (both the infrared and active radar homing) are actually pretty dam good, from what all the French pilots have said about them. But they don't have the reach of the AIM-120, which in return doesn't have the meteor's effectiveness.

MICA also has Lock On After Launch (LOAL) feature and can also operate as short range missiles, making them very effective with that medium and short range. So they're fine as essential missiles for the Rafale like the AIM-9X would be for all US aircraft, but of course they lack the upper end of the medium range distance.

I think I am in agreement with you also on the leadership aspect ONLY for the additional order of 30 Rafales and DEFINITELY the Typhoons. Even the current Rafales supposedly have been upgraded to F3-R which makes them capable of firing the meteor, so why haven't they insisted on getting them just like the sand and gas state?

SCALPs.

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They were able to get those included, let's get going with the big missile then!
I mentioned the AIM-120 because a certain neighbor of us has been boasting about having the longest AIM-120 kill up to now,a Syrian L-39 at 45 km 🙄 And yet they keep boasting about it and go like "we have AIM-120C-7" etc. etc.
 

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Ever heard of a 5.56 AK? No? Doesn't exist?

The Zastava M21 is a Kalashnikov derivative first produced in Serbia, the M21 fires the 5.56x45 NATO cartridge - which is known for being chambered in most western weapons, such as the majority of AR-15 platform weapons.

Century Arms sells the exact Zastava semi-automatic version. It certainly has its uses in the field for sure, not so much for collectors except the wealthy diehards.

5.56 mm AK-47 Rifles​

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Century Arms Zastava PAP M90NP 5.56mm AK-Style Rifle


Reading an article about the German submarine industry and the history from when they were building U-boats at the start of WWI into WWII and the devastation those things brought with them to the Atlantic Sea. Then I came across the Egyptian Navy's interest in the Type 209 and some cool pics that followed.

The submarines headquarters in Alexandria is an enclosure basically designed based on the German U-boats docking quarters. They were essentially docks that had super structures built over them and that's what the Alexandria Sub Station HQ is. Comes with other superb training areas.

Where the subs come in from port. I think they have to get tugged in for safety reasons and not on their own power.

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This is the outside of the building where you would never know was a submarine dock inside, except for the fact that is says it right on the building in Arabic lol. But how cools is this place?

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Not too far from there on the same grounds is the building that houses the new Type 209 simulator. Really great stuff.

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With everything for training including a periscope!

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You have the link because in the link we talked there is no mention to Tappier.
Man, you love to bust my balls, don't you? lol Ok, it said "another military expert" quoted that in this article and I wonder who the heck is that military expert? Since Tappier said the same exact thing in another article, my money is on him being that "military expert"! What other little detail you wanna bust my balls about? :D

Looks like we will have more trainings with South Korea. @Gomig-21 imagine buying FA-50 hahaha

Nice to see the EAF join them with an F-16, Rafale & MiG-29M/M2. I don't think I've ever seen a joint flight like this with the Silver Stars. They put on a great show, BTW. Some of those stunts are incredible.

 

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During the follow-up to the Russian-Ukrainian war, Russia relied on extensive space bombing to exterminate large areas with the aim of destroying some targets in the region, and this method requires a huge number of missiles, whether artillery shells or missiles for rocket launchers
While Ukraine obtained the American HIMARS launcher, which possesses precision-guided missiles and has proven that guided missiles are much better than the traditional method of area bombardment.

In another related context, Egypt has developed a local 122mm Saqr-45 missile launcher by converting it into a guided missile launcher that can carry out precise missile strikes. Or like a fighter, or by a person on the ground
The development also included providing the launcher with an advanced fire control system. The missile launcher was installed on a wheeled truck instead of the old tracked chassis for ease of movement and movement. The number of launchers was reduced to 30 missiles instead of 40 missiles in the old version (due to the development of the new launcher in the form of increased container weight, forcing to reduce the number of missiles)
The method of ammunition was modified by converting the launcher into a container. When the missiles run out, the empty container is removed and another is installed by an arm instead of the individual ammunition method with the missile.
According to official statements, the development of the Egyptian Saqr-45 launchers has begun to be generalized.

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