In Egypt, they are confident that only the Su-35 will help them resist Israel


At one time, the Egyptian Air Force acquired light Rafale fighters from the French, and F-16s from the Americans. But soon the Egyptians will have heavy Russian Su-35s. In Cairo, they are confident that they will help withstand the air forces of Israel and other countries if necessary.


According to the professor of the Department of Strategic Studies of the Higher Military Academy named after Nasser (Cairo), ex-head of the Egyptian Army Intelligence Directorate, Major General Nasr Salem, his country's acquisition of Su-35 fighters will ensure proper airspace control. Su-35s surpass in their characteristics not only the Egyptian Rafale fighters, but also the deeply modernized F-16s of the Israeli Air Force. They can even withstand the American F-35, writes The EurAsian Times.

That is why the United States strongly objected to Egypt acquiring the Su-35. And now the Egyptians are under the threat of US sanctions, which are provided for by the US Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

Salem is confident that the Egyptian authorities have chosen to diversify their weapons so as not to depend on the United States. They are trying to get weapons that are no worse than what Israel has. Previously, Washington annually allocated $ 1 billion in aid to Cairo, which was supposed to go to purchase equipment from the USA. However, since 2013, when the Egyptian military removed the Muslim Brotherhood (an organization banned in Russia) from power, problems began in relations with the United States.

Why isn't the US supplying Egypt with the F-35 fighters it supplied to Israel if they are so opposed to buying Russian Su-35s?

- asks Salem.

We remind you that Egypt became the first customer of Rafale, buying 24 fighters 14 years after they entered service in 2001. Until recently, these were the most modern aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force, together with the Russian MiG-29M (about 50 pieces). At the same time, Egypt has more than 200 pieces of F-16, but all of them are already outdated, since they were delivered in the period 1982-2002.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 August 2020 15: 16
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    I strongly doubt that Egypt will ever dare to attack Israel.
  2. Netyn Offline
    Netyn (Netyn) 8 August 2020 15: 38
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    Quote: Arkharov
    I strongly doubt that Egypt will ever dare to attack Israel.

    I have no doubt that Egypt will still have to defend against Israel.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 August 2020 16: 47
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      He'll have to attack.
  3. Herman 4223 Offline
    Herman 4223 (Alexander) 8 August 2020 16: 19
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    Israel clearly has nothing to do with it, Egypt has a war at hand, of course, it needs modern weapons.
    And it's very good that they are ours.
  4. Binder Offline
    Binder (Miron) 8 August 2020 17: 00
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    The topic of the article is far from reality - the Egyptians are unlikely to ever dare to fight with Israel. It has long been clear to them that it is impossible for them to defeat Israel, no matter what weapon the Egyptian Air Force is armed with. And the advantages of the Su-35 over other aircraft, to put it delicately, are very doubtful. I would ask Mr. Nasr Salem: on what basis does he determine that the Su-35s are superior to the Rafale and F-16s and can counter the Israeli F-35s on equal terms? If I am not mistaken, Su-35 fighters have not yet participated in any serious conflict, have not shown themselves positively in any theater of operations in confronting a real enemy.
    1. akarfoxhound Offline
      akarfoxhound 8 August 2020 17: 45
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      Well, the F-16 is still clear, but where did the 35 with Rafal get into the combat air batch so cool? Discover the classified data of the shaft of victories! laughing
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        Binder (Miron) 8 August 2020 17: 54
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        The F-35 Adir of the Israeli Air Force fly over Syria and even over Iran, like at home, while neither the Russian S-400 at the Khmeimim base, nor the S-300 from the Persians can see them point-blank. Is this not a victory? good
        1. akarfoxhound Offline
          akarfoxhound 9 August 2020 00: 21
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          35 worked on Khmeimim? What are you !? If you do not go into the radius of the affected area, then yes, of course, victory! And then! lol I did it in my time for the Finns, and in the north-east of the Amers I regularly "won". And over Lviv, so the Banderzians in general broke all our VKS! I don’t know what kind of bindyuzhnik you are, but an air defense officer is awesome !!! laughing laughing laughing
          1. Binder Offline
            Binder (Miron) 9 August 2020 16: 56
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            Your feverish delusions evoke genuine sympathy. Manya, you are not at work, - Benya remarked to her, - cool, Manya ... (c)
            1. akarfoxhound Offline
              akarfoxhound 10 August 2020 10: 21
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              What, comrade bindyuzhnik, happily waved a white ticket at the military registration and enlistment office, but here the "expert" has a situation - the topic does not look like a brick, and therefore is incomprehensible?
              laughing laughing laughing
              1. Binder Offline
                Binder (Miron) 10 August 2020 16: 44
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                My dear man, you are trying in vain to offend me, I do not respond to small taunts. On the topic, as I see, there is nothing to tell you. And I did not run away from the service - not that education. I wish you well. hi
                1. akarfoxhound Offline
                  akarfoxhound 10 August 2020 17: 53
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                  That is, running or not running - unlike me, you have nothing to do with air defense, but you have an opinion without thinking about the topic. And to offend you and not even close, for "it does not look like a brick, and therefore it is not clear" even in the first Chechen war I heard from a construction battalion officer who climbed "on an excursion" into the cockpit of my plane. And your "judgments" in depth in this topic from that construction battalion are no different.
                  PS Well, about a word unfamiliar to you from the very beginning of our dialogue:
                  Ironia (from ancient Greek εἰρωνεία "pretense") is a satirical technique in which the true meaning is hidden or contradicts (opposed) to the explicit meaning.

                  Good luck in your business and hello to Odessa!
  5. Alexzn Offline
    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 August 2020 18: 35
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    For the foreseeable future, there is no reason why Egypt would be willing to fight Israel. The purchase of a Su-35 for the Egyptian Air Force is quite reasonable, not only the Egyptians understand that it is better to have multiple sources of weapons supply. Su-35s are very worthy aircraft and, perhaps, the most optimal for Egypt.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 8 August 2020 19: 37
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      As with the solvency of Egypt, again on credit, and later write off loans as hopeless (perhaps for kickbacks to some officials of the Russian Federation) ... We got into debt with Mistrals and helicopters, and then they are gaining ... War is an expensive business, one like Israel is given weapons essentially a gift from the United States, others get into debt ... Bindyuzhnik (Miron) - this is how the S-400 of the RF Armed Forces in Syria receive an order from the Kremlin not to touch the Israeli Air Force, because B. Netanyahu V. Putin is a friend, to whom flew a week later, persuaded ...
      1. Binder Offline
        Binder (Miron) 8 August 2020 21: 20
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        Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
        Bindyuzhniku ​​(Miron) - this is how the S-400 of the RF Armed Forces in Syria receive an order from the Kremlin not to touch the Israeli Air Force, because B. Netanyahu V. Putin is a friend,

        I am interested to ask - are the Iranian ayatollahs also among Bibi's friends? Not if it is more pleasant for you to think that it is only a matter of friendly relations between Netanyahu and Putin - for God's sake ...
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 August 2020 20: 05
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    Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
    As with the solvency of Egypt, again on credit, and later write off loans as hopeless (perhaps for kickbacks to some officials of the Russian Federation) ... We got into debt with Mistrals and helicopters, and then they are gaining ... War is an expensive business, one like Israel is given weapons essentially a gift from the United States, others get into debt ... Bindyuzhnik (Miron) - this is how the S-400 of the RF Armed Forces in Syria receive an order from the Kremlin not to touch the Israeli Air Force, because B. Netanyahu V. Putin is a friend, to whom flew a week later, persuaded ...

    The Egyptians will give it back, but it is clear that the client is problematic. Egypt received the Mistrals from the Saudis as a base for the expeditionary force to resolve Arab issues.
    S-400s perfectly see F-35s, and vice versa, this is not the problem.
  7. Natan bruk Offline
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 August 2020 20: 42
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    Another "Xperd" was drawn. It would never occur to the Egyptian regime to attack Israel. Even under Morsi, Egypt maintained diplomatic relations, and even now ... Why would he even do this? He has no territorial claims to Israel, existential, like the Persians, too. He would have to solve problems with Libya and Ethiopia. Here the strengthening of aviation will, of course, be useful. But to drag Israel here is an indicator that the author of the article is a layman in Middle Eastern affairs. Moreover, Israel is not going to attack Egypt. He gave Egypt Sinai for a peace treaty 41 years ago in order to attack now? Your logic is bad, author. Or is he really that ignorant?
  8. Tramp1812 Offline
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 8 August 2020 21: 06
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    A peace treaty itself, only then costs more than the paper on which it is written, if there are appropriate guarantees between the signatories. In the case of a peace treaty concluded between Egypt and Israel, there are such guarantees. Reinforced concrete. The two previously warring countries are separated by the Sinai Peninsula, which is territorially part of Egypt. Its area is 60 thousand square meters. km. This is approximately the area of ​​such countries as the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary. Or, almost three Israelites. Sinai - a lifeless desert - is completely demilitarized. Egypt, under the terms of the agreement, without Israel's permission, is prohibited from keeping the aircraft there. There are some symbolic contingents. In addition, the guarantor of the peace treaty, the United States has deployed state-of-the-art tracking stations for Egypt and Israel in the Sinai. There are also early warning stations. They are all staffed by American personnel. Egypt is deprived of the right to demand the withdrawal of observers. Remake a la Nasser 1967 - not relevant. So the fighters are separated on opposite sides of the ring. And they cannot come together. And they are not going to.
    1. Natan bruk Offline
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 8 August 2020 21: 13
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      That's what the speech is about. In general, it seems to me that in the original this Nasr Salem mentioned Israel only in the context that, they say, why does the United States supply Israel with F-35s, but Egypt does not, and nothing more. Everything else, including the stupidest headline, is nothing more than the imagination of the anonymous author of the note. Well, it is clear - "he is an artist, he sees that way."
      1. Tramp1812 Offline
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 8 August 2020 22: 42
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        Quote: Natan Bruk
        That's what the speech is about. In general, it seems to me that in the original this Nasr Salem mentioned Israel only in the context that they say why the United States is supplying Israel with F-35s, and Egypt does not, and nothing more. Everything else, including the stupidest title, is nothing more than the imagination of the anonymous author of the note. Well, it is clear - "he is an artist, he sees that way."

        Naturally, our opinions simply cannot but coincide. In time and space. Well, the artist wants ... to dream against the background of grapes from the famous fable of I.A. Krylov.
  9. Alex Eustace Offline
    Alex Eustace 10 August 2020 00: 40
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    Which aircraft models will fly over Jerusalem - it doesn't matter! Read and teach the New Testament!