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Gave jets to MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by bigdogtx, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Guess hussein thinks they are an ally......
     
  2. cafowler

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    It does seem a bad idea, but the country has been supplied with F-16's before and has a bunch already, so will a few more really make a difference?

    From Wiki;
    "Currently the EAF has over 465 combat aircraft and 214 armed helicopters. The Air Force's backbone are 240 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters. The Egyptian Air Force is the 4th largest operator of F-16s in the world, after the United States, Israel, and Turkey.[4]................................................ As part of the modernization plan, in 2002 Egypt requested 12 F-15E Strike Eagle strike fighter from the US. Israel quickly moved to block the sale, citing that in all Egypt's recent military exercises Israel was the target. The Americans refused to ban the sale of F-15 to Egypt at first but later succumbed to the Israeli pressure when Israel presented evidence that Israel was in fact the "enemy" in all of Egypt's military exercises.[11][12][13]

    Due to the refusal of the US government to sell the F-15's and due to the failed deal for 60–100 F-16C/D Block 50/52 worth $4.5 billion in 2005; on 6 November 2006 the Egyptian Government began negotiation with Mikoyan over the possible purchase of 40 MiG-29SMT fighters.

    In 2007, Egypt further examined prospects for delivery of an even larger batch of 60–80 MiG-29SMTs, 20–25 Sukhoi Su-35 for air superiority role and 24–40 Yak-130 in the advanced trainer/light support role to replace the aging Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet. The deal was also encouraged by Russia in an effort to regain Egypt as a regional ally. However, these deals have not been confirmed yet. Negotiations were held again in 2010 with possible sale in the near future.[14]

    Egypt had also made several deals with Ukrainian companies for the modernization of its old MiG-21 fleet. The upgrade will include the implementation of Helmet-mounted-sight and R-73 missiles coupled with LCDs and engines modifications. It is not clear however, that whether these upgrades will include the insertion of the Kopyo Radar.[15][16][17]

    The Air Force ordered 20 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 aircraft on 3 March 2010.[18] The contract is set to complete in 2013 and includes 16 single-seat F-16C and four twin-seat F-16D aircraft. Finally, as of March 2010, Egypt was discussing co-production of the CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder with Pakistan.[19]

    On 14 August 2012, U.S pushed F-16 project for to ensure full cooperation with the new military leadership. The Defense Department has awarded a major contract to facilitate the procurement of F-16s by the Egyptian Air Force. The Pentagon selected American International Contractors for a $66.6 million contract to upgrade infrastructure for Egypt’s order of 20 F-16 Block 52 aircraft, estimated at $2.2 billion.[20]"
     
  3. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    We should have gave them the NY Jets....hell! who would miss em????
     
  4. RAScott

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    GOOD ONE Calvin.
     
  5. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

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    Ca,,,,,that was before it was run by the muslim bros,,,,,,don't think they are quite as stable or friendly towards US.......
     
  6. BAD 303

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    I vote for giving them Air Force One full of current occupants. A one way trip is all i would allow. We all know they would want to pay the return trip tab in no time.
     
  7. SirMissalott

    SirMissalott Active Member

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    Gave white house up as well?
     
  8. R.Kipling

    R.Kipling Well-Known Member

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    They all run on Chinese computer chips, anyway. We're all screwed when the Chinese decide to turn them off.

    As far back as Operation Desert Storm, some of our F-111's were down because the Chinese decided not to ship some important chips. My oldest friend left the AF early for this reason. Now, he says the Airbus he's driving is in the same situation.

    Face it, the average American has been sold down the river for the instant comfort for our Elite.

    Kip
     
  9. slic lee

    slic lee Active Member

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    Not a joke fools, this time they got too much, hope you all live close to DC-Lee
     
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