Monday, December 5, 2022

Egypt May Buy AH-64 Helicopters For the Two Mistral-Class Helicopter Carriers

Egypt may buy AH-64  attack helicopters for the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

At the Dubai airshow, a Boeing executive revealed that his company is expecting Egypt to buy more AH-64 attack helicopters in 2016. Helicopters may be used for the two Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

Previous Russia and Egypt may launch substantive negotiations on the supplies of Kamov Ka-52K Katran reconnaissance and attack helicopters for the Mistral class helicopter carriers only after the dismantlement of Russian equipment from the warships is completed, head of Rostec State Corporation Sergey Chemezov said on Monday.


The equipment dismantling operation is being conducted in France and is to be completed before the end of November. Since the equipment has not been removed, Russia has not yet received an official request from Egypt for the purchase of the helicopters, Chemezov said at the Dubai Airshow-2015 international aerospace exhibition.

“Egypt has not yet made the request because our equipment has not been dismantled yet from the Mistrals. As soon as the work is over, we’ll be able to offer both our equipment and our helicopters,” he said. “The dismantlement is carried out jointly by our and French specialists,” the Rostec chief said, without specifying the timeframe for the work completion.


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