This issue was discussed at a meeting of Sergei Shoigu with Egyptian President Al-Sisi and Defense Minister Ahmed.
“Both the President of Egypt and the Minister of Defense of the Republic would like to purchase a wide range of weapons and military equipment. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has already given the necessary instructions to the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, has instructed all of us about the need to work through all existing applications, ”said Antonov.
Shoigu and his Egyptian counterpart agreed to keep the issues of military-technical cooperation "under personal control."
"The President and the Minister of Defense of Egypt unequivocally stated that Russia is a reliable partner, and they are ready for the development of a strategic partnership with our country and are interested in obtaining both armed weapons and military equipment, and in obtaining promising developments," said Antonov .
On what deliveries of weapons in question, he did not specify. "The answer to all applications will be prepared in the coming weeks," - said Antonov.
According to the agency Interfax, last year, the parties partially agreed on contracts for various types of weapons worth about $ 3,5 billion.
“The list of probable supplies included air defense systems, combat helicopters, MiG-29 fighters and anti-tank complexes. Egypt is also interested in purchasing MiG-35 fighters, C-300 PMU2 Favorit and Triumph C-400 missile systems, Buk-M2E and Tor-MNNXE CAM, diesel-electric submarines of the 2 project and other weapons "- writes the agency.