11:02 GMT +3 hours28 May 2016
Ka-52 Alligator multi-purpose all-weather helicopters

Aircraft That ‘Bites': Russia to Sell Egypt 46 Alligator Helicopters

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To equip the French-made Mistral-class ships, Egypt is buying 46 Russian Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopters, Austrian online newspaper Die Presse reported.

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The next-generation combat aircraft is designed to destroy tanks, armored and non-armored ground targets as well as enemy troops.

The newspaper wrote that Ka-52 Alligator aircraft are already "biting" in Syria, where they successfully passed their first efficiency test in real combat conditions.

Egypt is continuing to increase its military capabilities to fight against illegal armed groups and terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula, Libya and Yemen, the newspaper wrote. For this purpose, Russian made helicopters will be very useful, "particularly combined with the French helicopter carriers."

The newspaper reminded that in 2015 Cairo had already purchased 24 French-made Rafale fighter jets, two Mistral class helicopter carriers as well as two German type 209 submarines.

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  • peaceactivist2
    That is good, but confusing me! Usually and political correctly is that their are two sides to the coint? That if the free world is helping then the not so free world stand back and don't help. Is Egyp current leader a Free world appraiser, or a not so free world appraiser? What about the Muslim Brotherhood guy? was he already hung or still in jail! which side supporting him? At church, the preacher said one can only serve one master, not both. Wonder if Egyp is serving two masters, or Egyp simply already so peaceful and quiet that she can Freely friends to the whole world community.
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  • michael
    makes sense...use a Russian aircraft for a ship that was built for the Russian Navy. :)
  • Mother Gorillain reply topeaceactivist2(Show commentHide comment)
    peaceactivist2, you ask a good question, the recent Egyptian leaders - Mursi, Mansour, Sisi - have not been so good, not well liked in their region, arrogant and power-hungry! The last elections were boycotted both by the Muslim Brotherhood and the democrats, only 46% went to vote. But democracy does not matter, only interests!
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