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Suspected collapse of Su-35 deal sees US agree Egyptian F-15 order

18th March 2022 - 10:14 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast


A Boeing F-15EX undergoes assembly. (Photo: Boeing)

Egypt looks set to acquire F-15 Advanced Eagle fighter jets as the Su-35 may be out of the picture.

The US has revealed it will sell Boeing F-15 Advanced Eagle fighter jets to Egypt, in a move thought to follow Cairo cancelling a Su-35 order from Russia.

‘In the case of Egypt, I think we have good news in that we are going to provide them with F-15s, which was a long, hard slog,’ said Gen Kenneth F. McKenzie, head of US Central Command, during a 15 March Senate hearing.

‘That’s the basic criticism of our ability to provide weapons to our friends and partners, it takes too long to get them,' he added.

The US State Department declined

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Tim Martin


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Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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