Egypt may abandon American F-16s in favor of our MiG-29s


It seems that the story with Egypt's purchase of 46 Russian MiG-29M fighters in 2018 may continue. At the moment, Cairo has begun informal negotiations with Moscow on the purchase of a large batch of our aircraft, which in the future may become a replacement for the American F-16.


It is worth noting that Egypt's decision is well grounded both politically and economically. After the aforementioned purchase of Russian aircraft in 2018, Cairo fell out of favor with the United States. The latter, in order to teach a lesson to the "obstinate partner", imposed sanctions by stopping the supply of components for the Egyptian F-16. As a result, more than 60% of the aircraft turned out to be incapacitated, and Egypt fully realized all the "charms" of friendship with the Americans.

In favor of our aircraft plays and economic factor. Thus, the French multi-role fighter Rafal, which, along with the American F-16s, was previously purchased by Egypt, costs almost twice as much per head of its superior Su-35 and almost 8 times the same MiG-29M.

At the same time, our multifunctional MiG-29M / M2 fighters surpass in combat characteristics not only the "old" F-16 block 40, but also the modern F-16C Block 50. In addition, Egypt does not even have to rebuild the existing ground infrastructure for Russian aircraft.

So, is it worth Cairo to pay many times more for airplanes that have nothing to "brag" about except for the dubious promises of "eternal friendship" from the countries that produce them?

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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 30 May 2021 14: 20
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    toad paws are also 8 times more expensive than Russian chicken. everything is so expensive in france laughing
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 30 May 2021 14: 33
    +1
    Well, how he refuses, then he will have something to write. Ato we have a lot of people throw stuffing. The main thing is not palm oil or bananas and not for dorm "loans" were calculated.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 May 2021 18: 18
    +1
    If only mushrooms would grow in your mouth,
    it would not turn out to be a mouth, but a whole vegetable garden.

    There will be a contract, and we will rejoice.
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 May 2021 19: 31
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    So, is it worth Cairo to pay many times more for airplanes that have nothing to "brag" about except for the dubious promises of "eternal friendship" from the countries that produce them?

    - It's an empty idea ... - counting Egyptian pounds ...

    The economic factor also plays in favor of our aircraft. Thus, the French multirole fighter Rafal, which, along with the American F-16s, was previously purchased by Egypt, costs almost twice as much per head of its superior Su-35 and almost 8 times the same MiG-29M.

    - Well, and ... - why are we selling our military equipment so inexpensively ??? - Isn't it time to raise rates ??? - And fewer dates; and more currency ... - as payment ...
    1. Gennady1959 Offline Gennady1959
      Gennady1959 (Gennady) 31 May 2021 11: 11
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      Russian dates, kickbacks in the pockets of officials
  5. Gosha Smirnov Offline Gosha Smirnov
    Gosha Smirnov (Smirnov) 31 May 2021 12: 28
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    the French multi-role fighter Rafal, which, along with the American F-16s previously purchased by Egypt, costs almost twice as much per head of its superior Su-35

    - Or maybe, for a start, there will be some justification that the Su-35 is head and shoulders above Rafal, except for a jingoistic patriotic frenzy? Recently, the French made successful changes on new modifications, significantly improving its characteristics, and lowered the price of the aircraft.