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Egypt received the next batch of "Rafale"

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In late January, another batch of Dassault Rafale 3 fighters arrived at the Egyptian Jebel al-Basur base near Cairo. This is the second three aircraft transferred by France by agreement from 2015 g, the blog reports bmpd.




It is noted that "the contract for the purchase by Egypt of 24 fighters Dassault Rafale (16 twin Rafale DM and eight single Rafale EM) worth 3,5 billion euros was signed 16 February 2015 year in Cairo as part of a large package of five contracts for the sale of a large batch of French weapons to Egypt total cost 5,55 billion euros. "



According to the blog, “this package also includes a contract worth 700 million euros for the supply of guided weapons for the Rafale DM / EM fighter aircraft, including air-to-air MICA missiles, AASM guided bombs, and possibly Black Shahine cruise missiles” .

Saudi Arabia took over the financing of the contracts.



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  1. corporal
    corporal 1 February 2016 13: 18
    +3
    Saudi Arabia took over the financing of the contracts.


    And what is the interest of the Saudis? Are they friends against Iran-Syria?
    1. The black
      The black 1 February 2016 13: 19
      +4
      want to buy another ally ... smile
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 1 February 2016 13: 33
      +3
      Without Egypt and Turkey, Saudi Arabia will find it difficult to compete with Iran. The SA has a rich army, and Iran has a poor, but serious. Therefore, they are arming Egypt. And the Western countries benefit from such a confrontation. The SA buys mountains of weapons for itself and acquires a lot for its allies. .T. N. The "Anti-Ishil coalition" organized by the SA can easily re-target the Shiite Iran. True, Sisi is a little "odd" in relations with Assad and Putin, but I think this is a controlled process.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 1 February 2016 17: 28
        0
        It all started much earlier. If Nasser (President of Egypt 1954-1970) was friends with the USSR and armed himself with owls. weapons. Then Sadat (1970-1981) spread to the West and engaged in "democratization". And the USA, realizing the importance of Egypt in the region, took the place of the USSR. And these deliveries of Rafaley were not without US pressure on the SA. Israel also sits on US handouts (up to $ 3 billion a year free of charge). hi
  2. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 1 February 2016 13: 18
    -1
    Why do they need to protect Saudi weapons? To fight, because they did not know how and did not learn, they would spend the loot on the development of the economy.
    1. Stirbjorn
      Stirbjorn 1 February 2016 13: 35
      +1
      so the loot is not his own - the Sauds pay. And whoever pays, so the girl and dances
  3. not a Jew
    not a Jew 1 February 2016 13: 18
    +2
    Saudi Arabia took over the financing of the contracts.

    It’s good to be a dependent. Previously, pendants armed for free, and the Wahhabis were happy.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 1 February 2016 14: 30
      +3
      And even earlier, Hero of the Soviet Union Nasser, who proclaimed that Egypt was embarking on the path of socialist construction, received weapons and a bunch of other nishtyaks from the Union. Even the Aswan Dam broke off as if from heaven. Here is a folk ditty of those years:
      Lives in the sand and eats from the belly
      Half-fascist, half-wester
      Hero of the Soviet Union,
      Gamal Abdel-on-all-Nasser.

      And here is the national poet Vysotsky:

      Losing True Faith -
      It hurts me for our USSR:
      Take the order from Nasser -
      Not suitable for the Order of Nasser!

      You can even cover the floor with a mat,
      Give gifts at random
      Calling Nasser our brother
      But give the Hero - stop it!

      Why is there no gold in the country?
      They gave away, bastards, gave away.
      Better to be given in the war
      And Nasser after forgive us!
      1. not a Jew
        not a Jew 1 February 2016 14: 52
        +1
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        that Egypt embarks on the path of social construction, received weapons and a bunch of other nishtyaks from the Union. Even the Aswan Dam they broke off from heaven.

        As a leader of his tribe, he was great, he divorced our aka suckers and got everything he wanted, but he didn’t want to obey, but cattle for that.
  4. Same lech
    Same lech 1 February 2016 13: 18
    0
    Saudi Arabia took over the financing of the contracts.

    And what is the interest of the Saudis?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 1 February 2016 13: 22
      +2
      The army of Egypt is part of the Arab coalition. Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan and other poor countries in all matters side with Saudi Arabia.

      This applies to both Yemen and Iran.
  5. Fisman
    Fisman 1 February 2016 13: 19
    +1
    Anti-aircraft missile system S-400 anyway)))
  6. Not_invented
    Not_invented 1 February 2016 13: 19
    +1
    It would be better if the bombers bought and directed against the IG.
  7. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 1 February 2016 13: 22
    +4
    What is the Rafaley's price tag for? Is it worth the money?
    1. paxil
      paxil 1 February 2016 13: 44
      +4
      Quote: Primus Pilus
      What is the Rafaley's price tag for? Is it worth the money?

      Yes, that's for sure. I took 3 lard here and divided it into 24 rafals, and here’s what I got with it: 145 833 333 euros and even with a penny wassat , the cavities of their raptors 22 are cheaper to sell in the region of $ 110. Yes, and even a contract for the supply of weapons of 000 lyam, and of course, it has not yet been written about after-sales service. laughing .
      1. taram taramych
        taram taramych 1 February 2016 13: 58
        0
        "This package also includes a contract worth 700 million euros for the supply of guided weapons ..."
        Quote: paxil
        Yes, even
        more attentively with the text, with numbers.
        1. paxil
          paxil 1 February 2016 14: 05
          +1
          Quote: Taram Taramych
          more attentively with the text, with numbers.

          Well, a colleague doesn’t have to find fault, nevertheless they understood what I was talking about wink .
    2. Vladimir 1964
      Vladimir 1964 1 February 2016 17: 19
      +3
      Quote: Primus Pilus
      What is the Rafaley's price tag for? Is it worth the money?


      You know, Sergei, he thought about it himself. Aiming and navigation system, the pilots say, the French have excellent, but still the price somehow makes you think. It is clear that I am not an expert, but nevertheless, Rafali is still being bought, and according to Forbes magazine, the French are in second place, after the Americans, in terms of sales. The figures for December last year are true. But all the same they make you think, is everything good with us in the activities of Oboronserv? repeat
      1. flay
        flay 1 February 2016 22: 24
        0
        Quote: Vladimir 1964
        Quote: Primus Pilus
        What is the Rafaley's price tag for? Is it worth the money?


        You know, Sergei, he thought about it himself. Aiming and navigation system, the pilots say, the French have excellent, but still the price somehow makes you think. It is clear that I am not an expert, but nevertheless, Rafali is still being bought, and according to Forbes magazine, the French are in second place, after the Americans, in terms of sales. The figures for December last year are true. But all the same they make you think, is everything good with us in the activities of Oboronserv? repeat


        You know, don't discount the so-called western friendly lobby. Mattress toppers helped the French in this deal, for image losses, not for the delivery of Mistrals to Russia.
        By the way, after all, the Egyptians bought the Mistral, and the Ka-52 had to be ordered from us.
        P / S / A The sights of the French are really good, their Arabs also put on tanks purchased from us.