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    Opinion- the F-15's unlikely renaissance

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    Taiwan stepping up efforts to buy new fighters

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    Boeing in USD 4 billion deal for F/A-18 E/F Block III

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    Belgium Retires last Westland Sea King.



    at 17.00hrs (CET) today, the Last Belgian Sea King Mk.48 helicopter, serial RS-05, touched down at Koksijde AB for the last time.
    ending 43 years of loyal service. the helicopter will be replaced by the new NH90-NFH, of witch 4 have been delivered.
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  • haavarla
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    Originally posted by Scooter View Post

    Honestly, if you don't know. Then spare us your sarcasm....
    By a good mile should my reply be more realistic, than your rubbish about Egypt cannot afford anything.
    They got some kind of finance deal(aid or what not) with other Arab oil countries regarding Rafales and Ka-52K. Rafales is probably a bit more costly in what they would pay for Su-35S.
    And its not that Egypt has not bought Russian equipment before.. is it?
    Last edited by haavarla; 21st March 2019, 09:04.

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    Originally posted by haavarla View Post

    How about this; Egypt will get the Su-35S through the same deal that made them afford the Rafales. + Russia does give favorable loans towards countries whom invest in them.
    Good enough for you.
    Honestly, if you don't know. Then spare us your sarcasm....

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  • haavarla
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    Originally posted by Scooter View Post

    Nobody is answering the question. How can Egypt with such a small GDP. Pay for all of these Advance Weapons???
    How about this; Egypt will get the Su-35S through the same deal that made them afford the Rafales. + Russia does give favorable loans towards countries whom invest in them.
    Good enough for you.
    Last edited by haavarla; 21st March 2019, 05:41.

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    Originally posted by XB-70 View Post
    Scooter - If you had some news that said the deal was equal to 1% of Egypt's nominal GDP and they were paying cash up front then you would be on to something...
    Nobody is answering the question. How can Egypt with such a small GDP. Pay for all of these Advance Weapons???

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  • XB-70
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    Scooter - If you had some news that said the deal was equal to 1% of Egypt's nominal GDP and they were paying cash up front then you would be on to something...

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    Originally posted by XB-70 View Post

    Scooter - News page, man! Post news or at least meaningful commentary. Drivel like the above just shows that you didn't even bother to read (or understand) the article. A deal worth less than 1% of Egypt's nominal GDP isn't very hard to do...especially if they finance over several years.

    haavarla - I think the Su-35 is probably the better fit for them. They already have a very good fighter in the Rafale. The Mig-35 wouldn't get them much. The Su-35, with its hefty range, does though.
    One deal for ~ 1% of GDP would be "MASSIVE"....

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  • XB-70
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    Surely, Egypt doesn't have that kind of money.
    Scooter - News page, man! Post news or at least meaningful commentary. Drivel like the above just shows that you didn't even bother to read (or understand) the article. A deal worth less than 1% of Egypt's nominal GDP isn't very hard to do...especially if they finance over several years.

    haavarla - I think the Su-35 is probably the better fit for them. They already have a very good fighter in the Rafale. The Mig-35 wouldn't get them much. The Su-35, with its hefty range, does though.

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    Originally posted by XB-70 View Post
    Egypt to possibly get Su-35 in 2020

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...es-deal-su-35s
    Are the Saudi's funding all of these new weapons??? Surely, Egypt doesn't have that kind of money. Nor, can it use US Aid for them either!

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  • haavarla
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    Originally posted by nkvd View Post
    What happened to the mig35 deal?su35 deal is out of the blue.something not right here.
    It is quite possible, Sukhoi has done it again, remember Algerie and the Mig-29SMT saga..

    Anyway, i do not think Egypt could go wrong with Su-35's instead of the Medium/heavy Mig-35.

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  • nkvd
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    What happened to the mig35 deal?su35 deal is out of the blue.something not right here.

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  • XB-70
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    Egypt to possibly get Su-35 in 2020

    https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-n...es-deal-su-35s

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  • XB-70
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    UK government expands its discussions on Tempest

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  • Rob_in_NM
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    Pakistan unveils Super Mushak light attack aircraft.

    http://www.defenseworld.net/news/244...t#.XJDpUSJKiM8

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  • TomcatViP
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    Beyond death by PowerPoint: US, India collaborating on air-launched drone

    program contains potential for Indian industry to take part in co-development of the system, which would have three targeted uses: humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, cross-border operations, and cave and tunnel inspection, Lord said. She added that the program could be an efficient, cost-effective way to provide additional capability to the war fighter.

    Another DTTI program under development is a lightweight small arms technology project, which could reduce combined weapons and ammunition weight by about 40 percent. (That project involves U.S. industrial firm Textron Systems, which Lord led before joining the Pentagon; she clarified she does not take part in any specific discussions about that project aside from its broad involvement as part of the DTTI portfolio.)


    This is an area where there is co-development, as well as co-production opportunity, and thats really what were interested in technologies where the U.S. has brought them to a certain level and theres an appetite for more investment, and for whatever reason were not able to get at that [in] the U.S. right now, Lord said about that project.
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  • TomcatViP
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    Stealth On Steroids: Meet Israel's F-35I Adir.
    Informed ppl say Stealthroids*



    *"come and get some!" does he say.

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  • Rob_in_NM
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    The "Skyborg" Program: The Air Force's new plan to give fighter pilots drone sidesticks.

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