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Russian planes will appear at Egyptian air bases (Defense News, USA)

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According to a document published on Thursday, Russia approved a draft agreement with Egypt on the use of Russian military aircraft at Egyptian military bases. Such a deal will allow Moscow to leave an even clearer mark on the Middle East.

The directive, signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and published on the official legal information portal, approves the draft prepared by the Russian Ministry of Defense and instructs him to sign a deal with Egypt.

The deal between Russia and Egypt, which will allow the combat aircraft of each of the two countries to use each other’s air bases, will enter into force for five years and can be extended by mutual agreement.
For Egypt, this deal is more important as the government of President Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi expanded military ties with Russia and signed deals to buy Russian fighters, helicopters and other weapons.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited Cairo on Wednesday, noting that the intensity of military cooperation between the two countries has recently increased, as Egypt made new orders for Russian weapons.

“We are pleased to note a stable positive trend in the military-technical sphere,” said Shoigu during a meeting of the intergovernmental commission on military-technical cooperation.

He also expressed condolences over the incident in a mosque on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt last week, which resulted in the death of Friday’s 305 people - the bloodiest attack of Islamic extremists in modern times. stories Of Egypt.

The local branch of the IG * did not officially take responsibility for the attack on the mosque, although the militants who disguised themselves as worshipers carried with them the black banner of the group. The branch of the IG * took responsibility for the fall of the Russian passenger aircraft in October 2015 of the year in Sinai, as a result of which all 224 people were killed, mostly Russian tourists.

Representatives of the IG * declare that they blew up the plane with a bomb carried aboard; This version is confirmed by Russian investigators. The incident forced Russia to reduce commercial flights to Egypt, which dealt a heavy blow to the country's vital tourism.

Moscow and Cairo held talks on improving airport security and resuming air traffic, but an agreement has not yet been reached.

Egypt was Moscow’s closest ally in the Middle East in the 1950s and 1960s, when nationalist leader Gamal Abdel-Nasser turned away from the United States and supported the Soviet Union. Nasser's successor, Anwar Sadat, ended all relations with Moscow and deported Soviet military advisers.

The el Sissy administration has established friendly relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Egypt expanded economic ties with Russia and again became interested in Russian weapons.

Russia raised its rating in the Middle East region thanks to the military campaign in Syria, which allowed the war to change in favor of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Now Russia has its own Syrian air base and seaport.

El Sissi tried to quell the Islamist unrest in Sinai. On Wednesday, he gave his security services security forces three months to restore “security and stability” in the troubled northern part of the peninsula and authorized his new chief of staff to use “all the hard power” against the militants.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 5 December 2017 06: 01 New
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    Let the eroplans fly here and there, you look at the adversaries there will be a feeling of fear and insecurity in the future! recourse recourse
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 5 December 2017 07: 29 New
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      A cautious question arises: Why is this to Egypt. Weapons to buy, it’s understandable why they need Russian planes at Egyptian airfields.
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn 5 December 2017 09: 00 New
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        Quote: Chertt
        A cautious question arises: Why is this to Egypt. Weapons to buy, it’s understandable why they need Russian planes at Egyptian airfields.

        Most likely ordinary populism, so we have elections on the nose. Russian military aircraft in Egypt, as well as Egyptian in Russia, for joint exercises, if only
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 5 December 2017 14: 30 New
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          Quote: Chertt
          A cautious question arises, Why is it to Egypt

          The answer arises - most likely this is what our military needs.
      2. HEATHER
        HEATHER 5 December 2017 14: 52 New
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        A pair of IL-78 will not come out from there for five years, if not more.
        1. HEATHER
          HEATHER 5 December 2017 15: 15 New
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          I found only a photo. Video does not receive. 94270 (31-blue), 94290 (32-blue). Shooting on October 29 of the 17th year. Hurghard. IL-78M.
          1. HEATHER
            HEATHER 5 December 2017 17: 44 New
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            This is them. Permanently in Egypt.
      3. maiman61
        maiman61 5 December 2017 18: 20 New
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        I read an article that Egyptian planes bombed barmales in Libya, and if Russia wants to help Libya, then Egyptian airfields are the most profitable.
    2. DEMENTOR
      DEMENTOR 5 December 2017 17: 42 New
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      I join!good good good
  2. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 5 December 2017 06: 43 New
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    Extra bases will not hurt. You can still send air defense there. And then their neighbors are not calm. I mean Israel. You need to look after them, they can do some harm.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 5 December 2017 07: 31 New
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      Quote: Mar. Tira
      And then their neighbors are not calm

      Who are those "troubled" neighbors who threaten Egypt that you write about
    2. creak
      creak 5 December 2017 08: 42 New
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      Quote: Mar. Tira
      Extra bases will not hurt.You can still send air defense there

      And you can think again, but why? Extra bases are when you have extra money, if you have one, share it ... And the state is not that extra, but it’s not enough, but we are holding on, as DAM teaches us ...
      But why send air defense there, with whom are you going to fight? At one time, we already sent an air defense division there as part of the Caucasus operation, and the planes were at Egyptian airfields. People fought, died, and one fine day the Egyptians offered to immediately leave their "hospitable" land. Such a kind of gratitude. A lot of things had to be seen and understood during the service in a group of military advisers in the Suez Canal ...
      Again on the same rake - only, of course, they must, others will step on them, and not you ...
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 5 December 2017 08: 56 New
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        But why send air defense there, with whom are you going to fight?

        And didn’t you think that if really Russian planes are deployed at a base in Egypt, then you can’t do without air defense systems (for protection)?
        1. creak
          creak 5 December 2017 09: 09 New
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          Quote: rotmistr60
          And you didn’t think, hif really Russian planes will be deployed at a base in Egypt, then without air defense (for protection) can not do?

          But I’m generally used to thinking and writing about what I know ... What I think about is what I stated in my comment and, unlike you, I know this problem from the practical side, and not theoretically ... I will not repeat myself ...
          My special mission to Egypt was quite long and I was not there in the exercises ...
          1. rotmistr60
            rotmistr60 5 December 2017 09: 31 New
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            unlike you, I know this problem from the practical side, and not theoretically ...
            And from where can you know what I know? Judging by your comment, you should be at least 70 years old, then I'm a little younger than you.
            1. creak
              creak 5 December 2017 09: 54 New
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              Quote: rotmistr60
              And from where can you know what I know?

              My words related only to Egypt, and not what you know in general, you misunderstood me. With my age you guessed right - but since you are somewhat younger than me, it means that you were not there and you are familiar with this question purely theoretically. That's all and nothing more ...
              PS We’ll open a couple more bases abroad, swell a lot of money, and after a couple of years we will be asked with things to go ... God bless us all in Syria to finish everything to the end - there is such a thing as reasonable sufficiency - otherwise we will continue sick kids throw off operations all over the world ...
              1. rotmistr60
                rotmistr60 5 December 2017 10: 00 New
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                We assume that we misunderstood each other. I reacted to
                why air defense
                hi When the main contingent was withdrawn from Egypt in 76, I graduated from the higher combined arms.
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                2. creak
                  creak 5 December 2017 16: 25 New
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                  Quote: rotmistr60
                  We assume that we misunderstood each other.

                  I agree..
                  I would like to clarify - the main contingent was withdrawn from Egypt in 72 and not 76 g .... hi
              2. Asthma
                Asthma 5 December 2017 13: 27 New
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                Greetings, comrade.
                so, it seems, nowhere was it said to open the bases ...
  3. midshipman
    midshipman 5 December 2017 06: 59 New
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    In 1972, everything was there and all of us respected. Read, if there is a minute, my article in "VO" "Creative business trip". I have the honor.
  4. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 5 December 2017 07: 40 New
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    Quote: midshipman
    In 1972, everything was there and all of us respected. Read, if there is a minute, my article in "VO" "Creative business trip". I have the honor.

    The Jews did not respect us. Not then, not now.
    1. midshipman
      midshipman 5 December 2017 14: 00 New
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      Dear Mar. Thira, they were afraid of us. And through the United States, the United Nations asked us to go home with notes of note. But everything is repeated. I have the honor.
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      2. MadCat
        MadCat 6 December 2017 04: 55 New
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        Quote: midshipman
        Dear Mar. Thira, they were afraid of us.

        they were so afraid that they carried all the anti-aircraft defense with the leased officers to Egypt, and then they also stole the installation of the anti-aircraft defense right from under the nose "impudently" (out of the blue) laughing ) Arriving by helicopter. fellow
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 5 December 2017 08: 59 New
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    Honestly, it doesn’t bother me, but the fact that the deal was signed by Vedmedev scares me! Did he even read the exact translation of the contract? Do we suddenly find ourselves in Egypt with multimillion-dollar sums for some unknown reason? ??
    1. NN52
      NN52 5 December 2017 12: 05 New
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      I think everything is clear and logical why all this.
      Libya is the reason ... There is no way to place an air group. We will help from the base in Egypt, there has long been training, since the summer has been going on, under the deployment of our ...
  6. cedar
    cedar 5 December 2017 17: 49 New
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    "... Such a deal will allow Moscow to leave an even more distinct mark in the Middle East."

    Russians are coming

    Whoever doesn’t like can jump out ...
  7. Anyone
    Anyone 7 December 2017 20: 50 New
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    Quote: cedar
    "... Such a deal will allow Moscow to leave an even more distinct mark in the Middle East."
    Whoever doesn’t like can jump out ...

    Pensioners have already begun. I’m looking at an account in the amount of 11740 rubles (without electricity!) For 57 m2 in a five-story panel building built in 1973, which came to my retired parents, and I think that we can’t live without a base in Egypt unequivocally. Do not go to the fortuneteller - you need to build))