Egypt hopes to introduce implied Xiaolong fighter production line made at least 48
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World Wide Web intern reporter off Xiang reports,” Jane’s Defense Weekly “reported on March 4, Cairo, and Pakistan are negotiating the joint production of hope and Pakistan together,” Fierce Dragon “fighter. At the same time, Egypt also hopes to introduce the “Fierce Dragon” fighter production line, self-production model of the fighter.
in Egypt and Pakistan on the “Fierce Dragon” fighter production line in Egypt to discuss the establishment, the U.S. Department of Defense announced on March 2, Egypt and the U.S. company Lockheed Martin signed a deal worth $ 213 million additional F-16C/D fighters initial contract has been approved.
if on a single-engine “Fierce Dragon” fighter to finally reach an agreement, Egypt will become the “Fierce Dragon” fighter’s first foreign customer. Pakistan Air Force on February formally introduced to the type of aircraft in Egypt. “Fierce Dragon” fighter aircraft from China Aviation Industry Corporation belongs to the Chengdu Aircraft Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd. R & D since 1991, Pakistan joined the project in 1995. November 24, 2009, the first aircraft in Pakistan of the “Fierce Dragon” fighter officially off the assembly line.
While Egypt is not yet determined the number of purchased aircraft, but has hinted at the Egyptian side of the country will create 48 “Fierce Dragon” fighter.
an Arab military organization of production from senior government officials in Egypt □ Abdul Mohammed, said negotiations are underway, the end result will be announced in a few weeks before. The project there has been a financial and technical obstacles, and greater barriers to adhere to their own production is Egypt’s “Fierce Dragon” fighter.
same time, Egypt has offered to buy the U.S. F-16 fighters, arms sales to Egypt this contract based on sales by the U.S. Air Force program (FMS) to Lockheed Martin order, the contract includes 20 the first batch of 52 F-16C/D fighters.
the U.S. Congress in October 2009 at the earliest to get the F-16 request to purchase, purchase agreement also includes advanced targeting and reconnaissance pods. As the number of purchases reduced from 24 to 20, also reduces the total amount of purchases to 32 billion U.S. dollars.
Egypt will update the new arms deal with the Egyptian Air Force F-4 Phantom fighters, F-7B fighter, Mirage 5 and MiG-21 fighters, which will significantly replace the aging active duty flying the Egyptian troops.
modern Egypt over the past decade has become the slogan, procurement and upgrade the armed forces have expanded the size and capacity. In addition, any joint venture can be involved in assembly and manufacturing in Egypt. Egypt also has its own production in China’s K-8E intermediate trainer. President of the Arab military production will Hamdi, said the Egyptian-made unmanned aircraft are also being developed. However, he declined to elaborate on aircraft size, type and payload capacity.