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Denel barely has the ability to produce missiles now, they couldn’t even get a loan to produce Umkhonto missiles for Egypt so they ended up losing the contract.
But KSA and UAE are buying the same products by getting licence etc...? So for you the emirati air to air missile will be the Marlin BVR missile but does Denel produce short range and IR missiles?
 

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But KSA and UAE are buying the same products by getting licence etc...? So for you the emirati air to air missile will be the Marlin BVR missile but does Denel produce short range and IR missiles?
Only the Al Tariq has direct relationship to Denel still while the Desert Sting and Thunder were developed by Denel originally but now made independently with Halcon owning full IP and production rights and being able to modify them in house.

They siphoned a lot of engineers from South Africa which enables them to pursue projects independent of Denel now.

I don’t think the Emirati a2a missile will be identical but it will be similar to the Marlin or A-Darter.

It’s too bad I don’t have you on Instagram or other platforms because I would be able to share a lot more that I don’t share on this website about this.
 

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Only the Al Tariq has direct relationship to Denel still while the Desert Sting and Thunder were developed by Denel originally but now made independently with Halcon owning full IP and production rights and being able to modify them in house.

They siphoned a lot of engineers from South Africa which enables them to pursue projects independent of Denel now.

I don’t think the Emirati a2a missile will be identical but it will be similar to the Marlin or A-Darter.

It’s too bad I don’t have you on Instagram or other platforms because I would be able to share a lot more that I don’t share on this website about this.
Any timeline to know when it will be showcased?
 

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The interior cockpit avionics of the EAF's An-74T-200A.

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Timsah class patrol boat at safaga in the Red Sea.

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ENS Ramadan (670) prior to delivery.

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@ARCH٤R , remember these gorgeous Mirage Vs? And this was one of the 24 aircraft the EAF sent to France to upgrade them with the Horus package by Sagem which upgraded their avionics and SNA Comms and a few other items. Military Aviation had an article on when these and this particular upgrade package where they claimed it made these Mirage Vs better than the 2000s in the fleet. Not sure of the validity of that although MA magazine is quite reputable and has never made bogus claims. The only problem is that if they were in fact better equipped and capable than the 2000s, why would the EAF retire them and keep the 2Ks in service?! That doesn't make sense, actually. So something is a bit off with that scenario.

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The interior cockpit avionics of the EAF's An-74T-200A.

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@ARCH٤R , remember these gorgeous Mirage Vs? And this was one of the 24 aircraft the EAF sent to France to upgrade them with the Horus package by Sagem which upgraded their avionics and SNA Comms and a few other items. Military Aviation had an article on when these and this particular upgrade package where they claimed it made these Mirage Vs better than the 2000s in the fleet. Not sure of the validity of that although MA magazine is quite reputable and has never made bogus claims. The only problem is that if they were in fact better equipped and capable than the 2000s, why would the EAF retire them and keep the 2Ks in service?! That doesn't make sense, actually. So something is a bit off with that scenario.

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Those rifles/scopes are produced in Egypt?
 

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The interior cockpit avionics of the EAF's An-74T-200A.

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@ARCH٤R , remember these gorgeous Mirage Vs? And this was one of the 24 aircraft the EAF sent to France to upgrade them with the Horus package by Sagem which upgraded their avionics and SNA Comms and a few other items. Military Aviation had an article on when these and this particular upgrade package where they claimed it made these Mirage Vs better than the 2000s in the fleet. Not sure of the validity of that although MA magazine is quite reputable and has never made bogus claims. The only problem is that if they were in fact better equipped and capable than the 2000s, why would the EAF retire them and keep the 2Ks in service?! That doesn't make sense, actually. So something is a bit off with that scenario.

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This is the deal with Norway done
 

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This is the deal with Norway done

Yes, good spot. I was waiting for someone to notice those very interesting ships. The paint jobs on them are also exactly like that but there is still a mystery behind those as there is no indication that the EN did in fact purchase these ships. Do you know if they ended up in the Egyptian Navy or did the deal collapse at the last minute? Because there is no record I can find of them in all the list of ships in the EN from 1952 until now.

Egypt buys ships from Norway

According to the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, Egypt will buy the support ship KNM Horten and 6 attack craft of the "Hauk" class.

The fast boats will be delivered to Egypt fully operational, with all weapons systems.
The Pentagon should not object to this sale (the boats were partly built in the United States)

Tehnic record of the Horten

Tipe
: Ship of Apoio e Salvamento
Constructeu: A/S Horten Verft
Launch: August 12, 1977
Commission : 9 de junho de 1978
DeComissionamento: 11 June 2008

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Looks like depth charges containers on the transoms of these ships? Or maybe they (lob) or throw torpedoes at stern from those containers. They definitely fire something as part of their ASW role.

Look at this beauty!

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This sample is without those stern-mounted weapons containers,

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But none of the serial numbers shown on any of these ships here exist in any of the complete and updated list of ships in the EN. So I'm not sure if the sale went through since no future photos exist either.

But the Ramadan Class for sure was and still is I believe a major part of the EN,

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Al Dumyat # 961 and Taba #916 also in Crete, Greece.

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An FAC OSA I of the Egyptian Navy. No. 653 is one of the 5 ex-Yugoslav SOAs that entered service in 2007 after a period of modernization in Montenegro; These are: Stjepan Filipović-Stevo 304 (now 647), Žikica Jovanović-Španac 305 (now 649), Nikola Martinović 306 (now 651), Josip Mažar –Šoša 307 (now 653) and Karlo Rojc 308 (now 655). to recall that 10 OSA I was delivered to the Egyptian Navy in the early 70s of which 4 are still in service (the 633, 637, 641 and 643)...

Egypt also operates 4 OSA II, acquired in 2006 from the Finnish Navy.

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@Buschlaid M88 with the numbers on the side. An interesting piece of equipment we don't see too often and get a good look like this. You can even see the main lower wheel/rim spare as well as the smaller upper rim, too. Sprocket as well and other very interesting items to this rather rare engineering vehicle.

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Egyptian Republican Guard Kamaz 53229 fuel tanker can be seen in this press photo.

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Talking to a buddy of mine the other day who served with the 101st Airborne Division back in the 1980s and was talking about how he was almost part of a group that was volunteering to go to Egypt for one of the early Bright Star exercises and he said he put his name in but was too late as the list was much more than they could take, so they never got to his name. He told me he wanted to participate because of the intensity of the jumps. He said that most of these collaborative jumps that involved paratroopers from 5 or 6 countries would add up to almost 1000 paras jumping at once just like in this pic. He said that it would've been the only thing closest to D-Day that he could've experienced as far as the number of jumpers and that's it. Certainly nothing else since D-Day was about as brutal for many of those poor fellas as can be. I thought that was very interesting and I pulled this pic out thinking about that conversation. This was one of the early 80s Bright Stars where a little over 1000 paratroopers from several countries jumped at once from 15 or so C-130s and C-5 Galaxies.

Look at them all! It's a miracle that none of them would get tangled up with the other!?

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Look at the look this guy is giving the camera man! If looks could kill alone, this is one of them lol. Those are daggers! Imagine having to fight this guy in hand-to-hand combat in a time of war? He does not look like he takes things lightly or messes around.

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Those rifles/scopes are produced in Egypt?

At least the 'stamped' receiver is for sure, right?! :-) 👍 This was an original limited series IIRC they made only a small batch of for the Sa'aka or Navy SOF one or the other I forget which one exactly, but these were from 2005-07. Not sure about the scope I doubt it TBH back then. The receiver, pistol grip, barrel the entire upper receiver & body is Maadi but probably not the buttstock or the forward grip or the picatinny rails or scopes. Those were probably easier to purchase all modular parts separately and assembled.

But the new, all-black Maadi Misr you posted pics of a little while back that they're putting into production is most likely completely locally built, including the picatinny rails & stocks and grips since I'm sure Maadi is making them for many of the other models in the military.
 
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At least the 'stamped' receiver is for sure, right?! :-) 👍 This was an original limited series IIRC they made only a small batch of for the Sa'aka or Navy SOF one or the other I forget which one exactly, but these were from 2005-07. Not sure about the scope I doubt it TBH back then. The receiver, pistol grip, barrel the entire upper receiver & body is Maadi but probably not the buttstock or the forward grip or the picatinny rails or scopes. Those were probably easier to purchase all modular parts separately and assembled.

But the new, all-black Maadi Misr you posted pics of a little while back that they're putting into production is most likely completely locally built, including the picatinny rails & stocks and grips since I'm sure Maadi is making them for many of the other models in the military.
I hope we will produce locally some scopes like ACOG, Red Dot sight.
 

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Yes, good spot. I was waiting for someone to notice those very interesting ships. The paint jobs on them are also exactly like that but there is still a mystery behind those as there is no indication that the EN did in fact purchase these ships. Do you know if they ended up in the Egyptian Navy or did the deal collapse at the last minute? Because there is no record I can find of them in all the list of ships in the EN from 1952 until now
Indeed, the deal was in 2011 and was not completed by Nigeria, but I was not sure of it
 

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