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Egyptian Rafale contract comes into force

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The contract for the acquisition by Egypt of 30 additional Rafale fighters to equip its air force has come into force, Dassault Aviation announced...

More than 600 migrants reach Italy by sea from north Africa

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More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday, defying stormy winter...

US concerned about Egyptian human rights

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Top US diplomat Antony Blinken said Egypt has more work to do on human rights amid calls for Washington to take a tougher stance...

Egypt buys two ex-UK support ships

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Egypt has bought two retired Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fort Austin and Fort Rosalie, in the first sale of United Kingdom naval vessels to...

Egypt’s President Sisi ends state of emergency for the first time...

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Egypt's state of emergency will be lifted for the first time in years, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday. Egypt imposed a state of...

Egypt, Russia holding military exercise

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Egypt and Russia are holding the Defenders of Friendship 2021 military exercise, which kicked off in Egypt on 17 October. The exercise will run to...

Egyptian victory in October 1973 war commemorated

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Military attachés on duty tours in South Africa met virtually with their Egyptian counterpart and the North African country’s ambassador this week to commemorate...

Egypt getting Searanger naval guns

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Egypt will be getting $20 million worth of Searanger 20 mm naval guns from the United States under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract. The...

Egyptian authorities say they blocked Brotherhood financing scheme

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Egyptian authorities said on Thursday they had blocked a scheme aimed at financing the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and alleged a link to the imprisoned...

US security adviser discusses rights in visit to Egypt, official says

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US national security adviser Jake Sullivan discussed securing "tangible and lasting improvements" in human rights with Egypt's president and other top officials during a...

US and Egyptian officials discussed two-state solution, Tunisia, Sudan and more...

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White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan in talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other officials emphasized President Joe Biden’s support for...

Former Egyptian military ruler dies

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Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, former head of the military council that ruled Egypt temporarily after its 2011 popular uprising, died at the age of...

Egypt, Libya sign co-operation agreements

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Egypt and Libya's unity government signed a series of co-operation agreements and infrastructure contracts as Cairo eyes reconstruction opportunities in its oil-rich neighbour. Though Libya's...

US to hold $130 million of Egypt’s military aid over human...

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The Biden administration will withhold $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt until Cairo takes specific steps related to human rights, a State...

Israeli prime minister visits Egypt in first official trip for a...

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An uptick in cross-border violence since late August has tested the fragile truce in Gaza. Over the past week, Palestinian militants have fired rockets...

Indian and Egyptian navies conduct exercise

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The Indian Navy’s Talwar class stealth frigate INS Tabar has conducted a maritime exercise with the Egyptian Navy’s frigate ENS Alexandria in the Mediterranean...

US forces participate in Exercise Bright Star in Egypt

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The United States, along with forces from partner nations, have joined the Arab Republic of Egypt for Exercise Bright Star 2021, which kicked off...

US warship pays first visit to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

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The United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on 12 August, marking the first time a US...

Egypt finds ancient military vessel, Greek graves in sunken city

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Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion - once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean...

Egypt interested in acquiring E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft

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Egypt is in discussions with the United States to acquire Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This emerged during the United...

Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations – statement

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Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said on Sunday. According to an armed forces statement, most of the...

Fourth Egyptian Navy Type 209 submarine arrives home

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The Egyptian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth and final Type-209/1400mod submarine (S44) from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), with the vessel arriving...

Egypt frees several prominent activists ahead of Eid al-Adha

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Several prominent Egyptian activists and journalists were released from custody on Sunday following months of detention on charges including joining or aiding a terrorist...

Egypt passes law on civil servants suspected of terror links

Egypt's parliament approved legal amendments expanding government's ability to sack civil servants with suspected links to terrorist groups without prior disciplinary action, parliamentary sources...

VSE Corporation continues to provide technical support for Egyptian Navy

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Virginia-headquartered VSE Corporation has been awarded a $41 million contract to deliver technical support to the Egyptian Navy. The United States Department of Defence announced...

Putin lifts ban on charter flights to Egypt six years after...

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President Vladimir Putin scrapped Russia's ban on charter flights to Egypt on Thursday, six years after suspending them for national security seasons in the...

UN ready to resolve Blue Nile dam disagreement

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The UN is ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve a decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council this week. UN Special...

The Past Week in Defence #60 (28 June – 4 July...

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In this week’s edition, there is a slight deterioration in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s global peace index, Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries have been...

Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday inaugurated the new ‘3 July’ naval base in Gargoub on the country’s northwestern coast near Libya. Egypt said...

Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries concluded as Su-35 deliveries begin

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The Egyptian Air Force has taken delivery of all its MiG-29M/M2 fighter jets from Russia and has started receiving the first of two dozen...

AM General, Egypt sign partnership agreement

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AM General and the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production have signed a partnership agreement that could see HMMWVs being built in the North African...

Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures

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Egypt's highest civilian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces...

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

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Egypt's intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday to try to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and...

Egypt getting truck tankers and wreckers

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The Egyptian military will be receiving truck tankers, recovery vehicles and heavy equipment transporters from Oshkosh Defence under a $26 million contract. The United States...

Egypt’s Sisi, Biden discuss Gaza cease-fire, reconstruction

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US President Joe Biden called Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on Monday and they discussed strengthening the Gaza ceasefire, urgent humanitarian aid to the strip...

Frustration in Egypt as Cairo hotel gang rape case is shelved

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Egyptians said on Wednesday that attitudes towards women need to change to end sexual violence in the north African country, after a high-profile gang...

Egypt and Turkey seek to overhaul tense ties with frank talks...

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Egypt and Turkey on Thursday held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions, on Syria and the security situation in...

France to sell Egypt 30 fighter jets in $4.5 billion deal...

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Egypt has signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets, its defence ministry said in a statement early on Tuesday, in...

ISS: Tensions rise with the GERD water

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Is it time to bring the UN Security Council into the bitter dispute over Ethiopia’s dam? Tensions are once again rising among Ethiopia, Egypt and...

Air Cairo receives its first Airbus A320neo

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Air Cairo, Egypt’s low-fare airline, has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft. The new aircraft will join Air Cairo’s all Airbus fleet of...

Egypt targets cell suspected of killing Christian in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces have shot dead three suspected Islamist militants accused of targeting Coptic Christians and involvement in the execution-style killing of a 62-year-old...

Second ex-Italian FREMM frigate delivered to Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy has received the second FREMM frigate, ENS Bernees, from Italy. The vessel arrived in Alexandria on 14 April. ENS Bernees was formerly...

Egypt becomes 34th member nation of the Combined Maritime Forces

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Egypt has become the 34th member of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a multinational coalition committed to countering illicit non-state actors on the high...

Turkey to send delegation to Egypt in May, foreign ministers to...

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Turkey will send a delegation led by its deputy foreign minister to Egypt in early May, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday, as...

Egypt signs C295 support contract with Airbus

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The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of...

Egyptian Armed Forces

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Egyptian Armed Forces 1. Order of battle 2. Overview 3. Defence economics 4. State of military forces 5. Country threat reports 6. Major external deployments   Order of Battle Total Force Strength   Army:...

Uganda says it has signed security agreement with Egypt amid tensions...

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Uganda and Egypt have signed a military intelligence sharing agreement, the east African country said late on Wednesday, against a backdrop of rising tensions...

US expresses concern over Tigray crisis to Ethiopian deputy PM -White...

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White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan expressed US concerns over the crisis in the Tigray region in a call with Ethopia’s deputy prime...

Egypt to host North Africa’s biggest defence exhibition

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Egypt has announced it will be hosting the second edition of the Egypt Defence Exhibition (EDEX) between November and December of this year. Held under...

Egypt’s Sisi warns of potential for conflict over Ethiopian dam

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday warned of the risk of conflict over Ethiopia’s giant dam on the Blue Nile after talks involving...

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