Cairo's entry into the war: Egyptian army put on full alert

The Egyptian army is on full alert and is awaiting receipt of an order from Cairo in the near future to allow crossing the border with Libya. This is reported by Middle Eastern media and users of Arab social networks.

At the same time, Turkish combat helicopters were seen in the skies over Tripoli. In addition, the Turks made a "European-style" renovation at the Al-Watia airbase and brought there new electronic warfare, air defense and radar systems, including those made in Ukraine, instead of those destroyed in early July during an air raid. Supporters of the PNS are actively discussing whether Al-Watia will now be able to adequately support the offensive on Sirte and Al-Jufra, where the LNA units of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar have entrenched.

In turn, the 18th mechanized division and two separate brigades (tank and mechanized) are stationed in the Western Military District of Egypt. However, after the recent major exercises, Cairo has transferred additional forces and equipment to the border, and at the adjacent airfields noticed a large number of helicopters, aircraft and air defense systems.

The mechanized divisions of Egypt have about 13 thousand servicemen and 150-180 tanks each. They consist of two mechanized brigades, one tank brigade (96 tanks), an artillery brigade (36 guns), an air defense regiment and an anti-tank regiment. The tank divisions have about 12 thousand servicemen and 240-300 tanks each. They consist of two tank brigades, one mechanized brigade and one anti-tank battalion.

In tank brigades, 3 battalions each (96-126 tanks in total), 1 mechanized battalion (576 servicemen - 4 companies), an artillery division (12 guns), three separate companies (air defense, reconnaissance and escort) and 2 platoons (chemical protection and medical) ... Mechanized brigades (3500-4130 servicemen) consist of 3 mechbats, 1 tank battalion (31-41 tanks), an artillery battalion (12 guns), 1 air defense battalion, 1 anti-tank battalion and 5 separate companies (intelligence, military police, chemical protection, medicine and engineering).

Cairo's entry into the war: Egyptian army put on full alert

The Egyptians are waiting for the Turks to cross the "red line". The entire Greater Middle East is holding its breath and awaiting a denouement.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 July 2020 20: 02
    Chronicle of hostilities:
    We are ready to start a war. smile
    We will start a war very soon. sad
    The troops are on alert. soldier
    The troops are put on high alert. angry
    Don't you believe? We are already quite, quite ready. fellow
    In my opinion, people in the East love to wear military uniforms and talk a lot and beautifully about war. repeat They should also adopt the Indo-Pakistani tradition of setting up the guard. laughing
  2. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 29 July 2020 06: 07
    Egypt is primarily concerned with this.
  3. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 29 July 2020 08: 28
    Egypt has a clear advantage in the Sirte area, but ... It turns out a wild tangle there. The Egyptians will be supported by the countries of the Gulf (except Qatar), France, Russia. There will be countries opposed (Algeria, Tunisia, maybe Italy), but no one will support Turkey. At the same time, Turkey will still dictate conditions from a position of strength in the absence of a world gendarme in the region. The case when the absence of the United States on the map of the event may be negative.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 29 July 2020 15: 14
      The case when the absence of the United States on the map of the event may be negative.

      Such an event, by definition, cannot be negative. Where has their presence over the past 20 years affected the situation positively? In Libya, by the way, they also noted. And all the gendarmes are a little busy, they have enough work at home.
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 July 2020 11: 30
    Where are the Egyptian Mistrals now? They would just come in handy off the coast of Libya. Or French weapons are not the best thing that the Egyptian army can use?
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 29 July 2020 16: 19
      There is a land border, why should these balalaikas be used there.
      1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
        Bulanov (Vladimir) 29 July 2020 16: 20
        And so that they do not rust without work and receive combat experience! Or are they going to fish on them?
        1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
          rotkiv04 (Victor) 29 July 2020 16: 28
          For them, it's better to let the fish, they will get rid of the Turks.
  5. Herman 4223 Offline Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 (Alexander) 30 July 2020 11: 02
    Egypt does not know what the response will be from Algeria, otherwise they would have got in long ago. Turkey is far away and is unlikely to scare them.