Egypt's rejection of Russian Su-35s: US ready to deliver F-15s to Cairo


The White House is going to implement a plan to supply Cairo with multifunctional F-15 fighters, despite the opposition of Congressional representatives who claim that Egypt violates human rights. This was reported by Al-Monitor the day before.


In the case of Egypt, I think we have good newsas we're going to give them the F-15

- said on March 16 in the Senate, Marine Corps General Kenneth "Frank" McKenzie.

The Egyptian authorities have been considering the possibility of acquiring the F-15 since the 70s of the last century, but Washington refused such military cooperation with Cairo.

The government of President Sisi, which came to power in 2013, tried to conclude agreements on the supply of Rafale and Su-35 fighters with France and Russia, respectively. In 2018, Egypt signed a contract with Russia for the purchase of the Su-35.

According to sources, Russia has fulfilled its part of the agreement, and three dozen fighters are ready to be sent to Egypt. However, the planes are still in the Russian Federation. Apparently, the refusal of the Egyptians from the Su-35 is associated with the possibility of using American sanctions against Cairo under the CAATSA law if Egypt receives Russian weapons. Now, in view of more serious sanctions against Moscow by the West, the implementation of the deal with Egypt is hardly possible.

At the same time, Washington decided to seize the opportunity, leaving aside concerns about Egypt's violation of human rights.

With our weapons come our values

- Mackenzie emphasized, thereby dotting all the i's.

Meanwhile, the Su-35s destined for Egypt may well go to Iran, which is interested in military-economic cooperation with Russia. Iran has already selected 30 pilots to send them to study in Russia. If these plans are implemented, the aircraft will be delivered to the Iranians by mid-2022.
  • Photos used: Boeing
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  1. oberon2000oberon (Evgeny Tikhonov) 18 March 2022 18: 55
    +6
    Iran needs weapons to counter the US and Israel. And let the Americans sell their 50-year-old junk "fifteenths" to Egypt.
    1. spectr Offline spectr
      spectr (Dmitriy) 25 March 2022 20: 51
      0
      Egypt, in addition to the military, also froze civilian contracts with us.
  2. Ruriks127 Offline Ruriks127
    Ruriks127 (Ivan) 18 March 2022 19: 44
    +4
    Pharaoh's children may not count on the wheat harvest
    1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
      Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 18 March 2022 19: 55
      +6
      Well, why not, that's just the price of wheat in a shortage will be much higher
      if they want to eat, they will buy or let them walk around the market, let them buy cheaper
  3. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 18 March 2022 22: 12
    +2
    The Egyptian authorities have been considering the possibility of acquiring the F-15 since the 70s of the last century,

    - well, a good alternative to the Su-35. Looking at the fact that the Egyptians seem to have made peace with Israel, all the other real enemies they have are such that they can bomb from balloons.
    Only now it’s better not to quarrel with such an Air Force with anyone serious, like the Turks ...
  4. Alexandra Catarino (Alexandra Catarino) 19 March 2022 02: 22
    +4
    It's amazing how the so called Western World is so cynical .... I saw on my country's TV that after Russia took back Crimea in 2014,wich by the way always belonged to Russia, EU had imposed sanctions against Russia regarding acquisition of war material but 10 ( ten) UE countries continued to sell it to Russia, the top one being France .... Their excuse is that the contracts were made before the sanctions acts were passed...
    1. faiver Offline faiver
      faiver (Andrei) 19 March 2022 04: 27
      +1
      This is the whole point of Western politics...
  5. skeptic Offline skeptic
    skeptic 22 March 2022 01: 29
    0
    In principle, it is logical ... They will no longer see Russian tourists, and so the favor of the owner, for the popopolis.