Egypt To Receive Three Divisions Of Russian S-300VM Air Defense Systems

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On November 15, an official of Russia’s Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation told the state-run media agency RIA Novosti that Russia is committed to export S-300VM long range air defense systems to Egypt. The official also confirmed to RIA Novosti that Egypt already received some of the systems according to the contract.

“The Russian side will fulfill its obligation regarding the contract to export long range air defense system [to Egypt]” the official told RIA Novosti at Dubai Air Show 2017.

On June 7, Russian sources published a photo of the first shipment of S-300VM systems to Egypt. Egyptian sources said back then that Egypt received its first system during 2016.

Egypt To Receive Three Divisions Of Russian S-300VM Air Defense Systems

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On October 6, new photos that show several 9S32ME radars in Russia before shipping to Egypt were published by Russian sources. The 9S32ME radar is the main Radar of the S-300VM system.

Egypt To Receive Three Divisions Of Russian S-300VM Air Defense Systems

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Egypt To Receive Three Divisions Of Russian S-300VM Air Defense Systems

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Egypt is set to receive one regiment which includes three divisions of S-300VM systems according to $1 billion contract that was signed with Russia back on 2014. The Egyptian Army bought the export version of the S-300VM, which is known as the Antey-2500.

The Antey-2500 long range air defense system can detect up to 65 aerial targets, and got a detection range of over 300km. The system can be armed with 9M82ME missiles with 200km range and maximum altitude of 25km, or 9M83ME missiles with a 130km range and a maximum altitude of 25km also. Antey-2500 also got anti-ballistic missiles capabilities.

After the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état, the new Egyptian Army restored its military cooperation with the Russian Army. The Egyptian Army imported many Russian made weapons since then, like the Mig-29 fighters jets, and Ka-52 attack helicopters. Lately, unconfirmed reports claimed that Egypt is currently negotiating to buy the advance Russian Su-35 fighter jet.

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  • I am glad El Sisi jailed that MB leader Morsi.
    Morsi was a US puppet leader in Egypt.
    It’s good to see Egypt is standing on the good side once again after being on the bad side for so long (like during the Libyan war)

  • Rob

    The Zionist Israeli terrorists recruited three Palestinians in security and then they were shot down to death by Israeli terrorists and then another Palestinian of which house was big enough accused for their deaths and today Israel demolished his house and took their land. This is the demon tricks that Israeli terrorists are doing everyday in Palestine.

    • Jens Holm

      You should go to Syria and see how many Assads kill pr day by strikes from above as well as with artillery.

      • Rex drabble

        Wrong,You should go there to see how wrong you are.Did you know that Assad walks FREELY around the streets and markets and his wife drives around in a little car to visit people.No bullet proof car and no masses of security;
        DO you really believe he and his wife could do that if the were guilty of what you say?
        Thats just looney,some one would have killed him years ago if you were correct,which you are.For gods sake use a bit of COMMON SENSE.

        • Brother Ma

          Jens is one of these types who believe whatever established media and zionatoists tell him.
          He is thus very dangerous if he has any power given to him.not because he is evil but because he is naive.

          • Rex drabble

            Trouble is that fools like him/her are in power,thats why the world is in endless wars

          • Brother Ma

            Yes. Right on target. Dodos for leaders with bloodthirsty jackals as “advisers” or minders keeping the elected heads in line for the real powers.deep states.

      • John Panelli

        Same old crap from Jens Holm . .

  • Bolter10

    Why do they need these systems? Israel tells US (who pay for for Egypts bread) what to do so what do they need them for? It would also be a security risk to let the US or friends get close to them.

    • Brother Ma

      Us already know about them as the same missiles been in greece since 1996.
      The israelis also flew missions against them in greece,although why greece lets foreigners to run riot in its own back yard is beyound me.prob because they are zionatoist’s bitches.

      Also if anyone is going to trial it in greece it should be uncle sam but we know who is boss between usa and israel dont we?

  • Jens Holm

    I cant see they need them at all. The economy still is the corrupt ineffective as in Mubarak time and before that.

    More like they should need a stronger internal system to meet their Jihadists. Parts of that also seemes to be a policematter and what people learn in school.

  • Justin

    The Arab nations are arming up due to the Zionist created and funded Arab spring!
    All these nations are going to Russia for the necessary weapons to defend themselves when they finally decide to attack Israel!
    Its gonna be a glorious time when that happens!
    Israel is getting Fucked UP!!

    • You can call me Al

      If true, it sounds great. But there always seems to be a but nowadays.

      • Justin

        The “but” is the US, for the first time, has been asked by Israel to put their forces at the Israel military bases! This means if Israel’s airbase is attacked, then the US will also respond!
        The US has bases all over the world, but suddenly now decide to put 12 US military men and a few aircraft to act as an umbrella whilst the Israeli forces go ahead and bomb everyone else!
        I doubt Iran is gonna give a fuck!

        • You can call me Al

          I do agree, but these devious bstards want war, it is as simple as that.

          We now have Israel – Saudi Arabia, the US plus plus …… they want to bring Russia into it.

          About time the Chinese grew a pair.

          this is not good, not good at all.

          PS The US are also causing serious trouble in Africa…

  • John Brown

    Soon Egypt will be able to defend its skies against Israeli air attack.

  • Brother Ma

    Does anyone know if the greek cyprus s300s are also this anstey version ?
    are all exports the anstey version?
    Can this hit 65 airplanes with one missile fired off?
    Please tell me as i do not know.

    • Rex drabble

      No it can detect and track 60 targets.Then the launchers would stop those targets

      • Brother Ma

        Thanks rex.