Russia sold 26 Su-35 fighter jets to Egypt totalling $3 billionChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 16, 2020
Egypt signed a contract with Russia to acquire the largest batch of Russian Su-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Arabic news agency Mena Defense and Russian news agency Aviapro.
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In fact, Egypt will become the first country in the Middle East to receive first-class Russian combat aircraft, and the second foreign owner of Russian Su-35 fighters.
It should be noted that one of the reasons for the acquisition of Russian military equipment was the U.S. refusal to sell its fifth-generation fighter planes to this country, and, most likely, Egypt could conclude a contract for the acquisition of the Su-35 earlier, however, Washington announced its readiness to impose sanctions against Egypt for the acquisition of Russian weapons.
Given the position of Egypt, it is obvious that Su-35 fighters are of great interest to the Egyptian Air Force, and the current “victory” of the Su-35 over the F-35 will almost certainly become a reason for concluding contracts by other countries. ■