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Russia and Egypt in talks on Ka-52 deliveries for Mistral helicopter carriers

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  1. The Ronin

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    Russia is holding consultations with Egypt on the deliveries of armament and Ka-52 combat helicopters for Mistral amphibious assault ships, Head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said in the run-up to the Russia-Africa Summit opening in Sochi on October 23.

    "The issue on the agenda is to further outfit Mistral ships with our armament and Ka-52 helicopters. We have quite serious cooperation with that country," Shugayev stated in an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV Channel.

    Russia is currently holding consultations on the deliveries of rotorcraft, electronic warfare and air defense systems, the defense official said, stressing that Egypt "is a leading partner not only on the continent but generally in the sphere of military and technical cooperation."

    Shugayev said in October 2018 that the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation expected to reach an agreement in the immediate future on further outfitting the Egyptian Mistral helicopter carriers and supplying Ka-52 gunships for them.


    Egypt received the Mistral universal amphibious assault ships initially built for Russia in 2016. Russia later offered Egypt advanced armament, electronic warfare and communications systems for installing them on the helicopter carriers.

    On October 23-24, the resort city of Sochi is hosting the Russia-Africa Summit, co-chaired by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egypt’s head of state Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The leaders of all 54 African countries have been invited to come, and at least 40 of them have already confirmed their participation. Eight major African integration associations and organizations are also involved in the event. On the summit’s sidelines, an economic forum is taking place, as attended by the continent’s heads of state, and representatives of the business community and government agencies. The Roscongress Foundation is the organizer of the event, and TASS is the official photo host agency of the summit and economic forum.

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    What good they are for when Israel have complete air dominance? This mistral ship would be sitting duck.
     
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    Invade Northern Cyprus?
     
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    for what? Egypt should improve its air power, they should get F-16 upgrade with BVRMs and look for Fifth Gen maybe SU-57.

    Stop wasting money on such useless project, its treason with people of Egypt.
     
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    Egypt hates Turkey. Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey.
     
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    Mistral, Ka-52 and Cyprus...:what: What is the relevance ??
     
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    Amphibious assault.
     
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    So what?? Will these ships attack Cyprus? :what: I'm asking because I don't really understand what you mean.
     
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    He believes that Egypt would attack and invade TRNC, the reason they hate Turkey.
     
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    No, he can't be stupid enough to believe it.
     
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    Does Egypt already operate Ka-52?
     
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    Why Egypt Consulted Russia to Strengthen Mistral Helo Carriers?

    According to an article of TASS agency, Russia is holding consultations with Egypt on the deliveries of armament and Ka-52 attack helicopters for Mistral amphibious assault ships, Head of the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said in the run-up to the Russia-Africa Summit opening in Sochi on Wednesday (23rd Oct).

    “The issue on the agenda is to further outfit Mistral ships with our armament and Ka-52 helicopters. We have quite serious cooperation with that country,” Shugayev stated in an interview with a TV Channel.

    Russia is currently holding consultations on the deliveries of rotorcraft, electronic warfare and air defense systems, the defense official said, stressing that Egypt “is a leading partner not only on the continent but generally in the sphere of military and technical cooperation.”

    Shugayev said in October 2018 that the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation expected to reach an agreement in the immediate future on further outfitting the Egyptian Mistral helicopter carriers and supplying Ka-52 gunships for them.

    Why Egypt has consulted to Russia?

    These talks are quite interesting. As we know clear, politics commonly have “no yesterday”. Egypt received the Mistral universal amphibious assault ships initially built for Russia in 2016, because of the crisis occurred in Ukraine. Russia later offered Egypt advanced armament, electronic warfare and communications systems for installing them on the helicopter carriers. Now Russia is modernizing a warship which is built for them but delivered to another country, an ally of a rival (U.S.).

    While procuring the Mistral Helicopter Carriers, France refused to give attack helicopters, so, they need attack helicopters to embark on Mistrals. Egypt is the ally of the United States receiving the highest military aid FMS (Foreign Military Sale), armed with strong weapons. Amid the conflict at East Mediterranean, Egypt has the most powerful navy at axis against Turkey. Probably they want to empower their force shift capability in order to improve deterrence at Exclusive Economic Zone.

    When we read the article of the TASS, a question appears in mind. Why is Egypt keeping talks to strengthen their most powerful ships with Russia, not the U.S.? If we take a quick look at recent incidents, the U.S. government led by Trump has been intending to withdraw forces from Syria and some of the Middle East. They see the biggest problem at Pacific and establish the center of power in the vicinity of Indo-Pacific region. The U.S. surely should be aware of talks between Russia and Egypt and they took no action for that. Should we think that Russia is becoming the most effective country in middle east? Or the U.S. leaving the “first country” chair to Russia that they got from the United Kingdom after World War-II? We cannot say “yes” or “no”. But we will see.

    https://navalnews.net/why-egypt-con...h9wIe9kXK0_wABb8MWdIsybrdCjJ8ZtT2GWbrwtO72uRw
     
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    You forgot that Egypt has Kornet, so it's possible. And what is more dangerous than Kornet, Kornets mounted on Ka-52. The K in Ka-52 stands literally for Kornet.
     
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    Not Kornet, but Vikhr.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9K121_Vikhr
     
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    Why has Egypt gone all Russia ... with Saudi and American money?