Egypt asks the US to make them the strongest Air-force in the Arabic World

Egyptian Air Force has requested the Obama Administration to buy 24 more F-16 aircraft. The deal worth USD 3.2 billion.

Egypt has asked Obama to make their air force the strongest in the Arab World.
Egypt has asked Obama to make their air force the strongest in the Arab World.

The Egyptian Air Force is already the second most powerful in the region and the fourth largest operator of F-16’s in the world. The Egyptian Government also want to purchase a variety of radar and weapons upgrades from American defense company Lockheed Martin.

Meanwhile, the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi announced on Monday that Libya is planning to buy as many as 20 new fighter jets from Russia. This order includs fifteen top-of-the-line Su-35 fighter/bombers, in a deal worth close to $1 billion.

Both countries cited «growing instability» and «external threats» in the Middle East and North Africa region as the reason for the purchases.

Source: Defense Industry Daily

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