Conferences & Events
Egyptian Army Launches Major Military Operation in Sinai
Egypt has launched a “major military operation” against ISIS militants, the Army announced in a statement on Tuesday, killing 29 people.
France, Egypt in Talks Over 2 Mistral Helicopter Carriers
France is in talks to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt after their sale to Russia was cancelled earlier this month, two sources close to the matter said.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt Eye French Helicopter Carriers
About 10 countries, including Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are interested in buying two French helicopter carriers whose planned sale to Russia has been cancelled due to the Ukraine crisis, a source familiar with the situation
Egypt Receives Eight F-16 Block 52 Aircraft from the U.S.
The United States delivered eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Cairo, as a part of its commitment to upgrade Egypt’s military might in light of current terrorist threats, the US Embassy in Cairo said Thursday.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt Agree to Boost Military & Economic Ties
Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact in Cairo Thursday aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab
France Delivers 3 Rafale Fighter Jets to Egypt
Egypt on Monday took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
Italy Vows to Back Egypt Fight Terrorism
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni (photo) expressed his country’s firm backing for Egypt in fighting “terrorism” after the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group said it bombed Rome’s consulate in Cairo.
Egypt Requests Border Security Surveillance Sensor System
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Border Security Mobile Surveillance Sensor Security System and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $100
DCNS Transfers FREMM Tahya Misr to Egyptian Navy
A ceremony took place to transfer the FREMM Tahya Misr to the Egyptian flag, a major step for the continuation of the crew training and seal trials. The ceremony took place in presence of General Sedki Sobhy, the Minister of Defense of the Arab
Sagem to Supply AASM Hammer Missiles to Egypt’s Rafales
Sagem (Safran) has signed a major contract with the arms authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Defense for AASM Hammer air-to-ground missiles to be deployed by the Egyptian Air
Russia and Egypt Conclude First Joint Naval Exercise
Russia and Egypt conducted their first ever joint naval drill, code named Friendship Bridge 2015.
Russian Naval Flotilla Visits Egypt
A Russian naval flotilla docked at the Mediterranean port of Alexandria on Saturday for the first time since a Pacific Fleet missile cruiser visited Egypt in 2013.
Egygt, Russia May Sign Deal for 46 MiG-29 Fighter Jets
Russia and Egypt have agreed on a contract to supply 46 Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Vedomosti newspaper reported, citing sources in the Russian aviation industry.
Israel Claims Egypt Buying S-300 Air Defense System
A senior Israeli intelligence official who tracks the regional arms balance said Egypt was buying Russia’s advanced S-300 air defense system, a deal reported in Russian media but not confirmed by Cairo.
Arab Chiefs-of-Staff Draft Protocol For New Joint Force
Army Chiefs-of-Staff from Arab League countries on Sunday drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East conflict zones.
Arab League Close to Forming Joint Arab Military Force
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri (photo) said the Arab League is moving closer to forming a joint Arab military force, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Saturday.
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