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Fincantieri signs ten-year maintenance contract for Egyptian FREMM frigates

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Italy’s Fincantieri has signed a €260 million contract with Egypt for the maintenance of two FREMM frigates over a ten year period. The company made...

India taking part in Exercise Bright Star for the first time

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The Indian military is for the first time taking part in the United States-led Exercise Bright Star in Egypt, alongside 33 other nations. The Indian...

Egypt and Zambia strengthen military cooperation through memorandum of understanding

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In a significant move to enhance bilateral relations, Ambrose Lufuma, Zambia's Minister of Defence, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with his Egyptian counterpart,...

Egypt donates vehicles, howitzers and other hardware to Niger

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Egypt has donated a large amount of military hardware to Niger’s military to help it combat jihadist terror groups operating in the region. The consignment...

Egypt to host new air show in 2024

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Supported by the Ministry of Defence, the Egyptian Air Force, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Egypt will host the inaugural Egypt Air Show...

TKMS hands over second Meko frigate to the Egyptian Navy

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the second Meko A200EN frigate ordered by Egypt during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, with two more...

Seven more Swiftships coastal patrol craft for Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy will be getting another seven patrol craft from Swiftships as it continues to order dozens of US-built and co-produced vessels from...

Sudan’s conflict will have a ripple effect in an unstable region...

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Sudan, Africa’s third largest country by land mass, shares borders with seven countries in an unstable region. This means that Sudan’s current conflict will...

Boeing awarded contract for remanufactured Egyptian Apache helicopters

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Boeing has received a $1.9 billion contract for Apache helicopters for the US Army, Australia and Egypt. Boeing on 17 March announced it would build...

Egypt receives former US Navy coastal patrol vessels

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The United States has transferred three Cyclone class vessels to the Egyptian Navy, which will use them to patrol its coastline. US Naval Forces Central...

Egyptian Air Force becomes first Rafale export user to reach 10...

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The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has become the first Dassault Rafale export customer to reach 10 000 flying hours on the type, having flown...

Tawazun and Egypt sign defence cooperation agreement

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Tawazun Council, the United Arab Emirates’ defence and security acquisitions authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s defence ministry to strengthen cooperation...

Egyptian President visits India to elevate bilateral relations, including defence ties

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi touched down in New Delhi on 24 January for a three-day state visit focused on elevating the relationship to...

Egypt buying a dozen F-model Chinooks as fleet gets upgraded

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Seven months after a deal to supply CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Egypt was approved by the US government, Boeing has been awarded a contract...

Egypt takes command of newly established Red Sea task force

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The Egyptian Navy has taken over command of the newly formed Red Sea task force CTF 153, which was created in April 2022. The US...

Korea Aerospace Industries signs agreement with Egypt over Golden Eagle aircraft

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Egypt’s Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have signed a cooperation and partnership agreement as KAI pushes to sell its...

Egyptian Navy accepts first Meko frigate from TKMS

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the first Meko A200EN frigate ordered by Egypt, with three more due to be delivered to the...

Egypt and France explore co-production of military trucks

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The Egyptian Ministry of State for Military Production has had discussions with Renault on future cooperation, including the co-production of military vehicles in Egypt. The...

Egyptian Navy getting technical support from VSE Corporation for frigates, missile...

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VSE Corporation continues to provide technical support for Egyptian Navy vessels and has received an $85.99 million contract to support the maintenance, repair and...

Third Egypt-built Gowind corvette completes sea trials

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The third locally built Gowind class corvette and the fourth overall for Egypt has completed its first sea trials. France’s Naval Group announced on 5...

Egypt to begin K9 howitzer co-production next year

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Egypt will begin local manufacture of K9 self-propelled howitzers next year following an order for hundreds of the systems from South Korea’s Hanwha Defence. Mohamed...

Egypt continues with Apache sensor upgrades

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded another contract for the upgrade of Egyptian Air Force AH-64D Apache attack helicopter sensors as part of a fleet...

US approves CH-47F Chinook sale to Egypt

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The United States has approved a possible sale of 23 Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Egypt in a deal that could be worth up...

Egypt seeking 5 000 TOW missiles in $700 million deal

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Egypt is looking to buy 5 000 TOW 2A anti-tank missiles from the United States in a deal that could be worth up to $691...

Six more Swiftships patrol craft for Egypt

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The Egyptian Navy will be getting another six 28 metre long Coastal Patrol Craft from Swiftships along with other equipment under a $22 million...

Egypt joins Combined Maritime Forces

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Egypt has become the 34th member of the multinational Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) coalition, aimed at upholding law and order at sea. CMF is an...

First Egyptian Meko frigate begins sea trials

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ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has begun sea trials of the first of six Meko A200 frigates ordered by Egypt. Nord24 reported that the vessel, ENS...

American International Contractors awarded Egyptian F-16 hangar contact

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Virginia-based company American International Contractors has been awarded a $24 million contract to build an F-16 maintenance hangar at Egypt’s Marsa Matrouh Air Base. The...

US offers Egypt F-15 fighters

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The United States has offered to sell Egypt F-15 Eagle fighter jets, after what a senior US military official said was a long, hard...

Egyptian C-130J Super Hercules deal passes Senate hurdle

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The deal to sell 12 Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transports to Egypt is going ahead, after the US Senate last week voted in...

SRC to supply radars for Egypt’s mobile surveillance system

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SRC has been awarded a contract by the Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) to supply its SR Hawk ground surveillance radars in support of...

Egypt to get mobile border surveillance system

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US company Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) has been awarded a contract to deliver a mobile surveillance system to Egypt under a nearly $100...

Egypt buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

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Egypt has signed a $1.7 billion deal with South Korea’s Hanwha Defence for the acquisition of K9 Thunder self-propelled howitzers, which will be mostly...

Egypt requests C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, air defence radars from US

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The United States has approved the possible sale of a dozen Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft worth $2.2 billion to Egypt, along with...

Egypt upgrading sensors on Apache helicopters

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $102 million contract to upgrade the sensors on 25 Egyptian Air Force AH-64D Apache attack helicopters as part...

Meko frigate build underway in Egypt

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Construction on the fourth and last Egyptian Navy Meko A200 frigate is underway at the Egyptian military-owned Alexandria shipyard at the in co-operation with...

Germany approves arms transfers to Egypt

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Germany approved the sale of three Meko A200EN frigates and air defence systems to Egypt ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s departure from office. Der Spiegel...

Russia and Egypt begin Bridge of Friendship 2021 joint naval exercise...

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The Bridge of Friendship 2021 Russian-Egyptian joint naval exercise began earlier this week in the Gulf of Alexandria, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Crews of...

Egyptian court frees jailed researcher Zaki, trial postponed

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An Egyptian court ordered the release of jailed researcher Patrick Zaki on Tuesday, an Egyptian rights group and a judicial source said, and Italy's...

Spain’s Escribano to supply remotely controlled weapons stations to Egypt

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Escribano Mechanical and Engineering has conducted testing of its remotely controlled weapons stations (RCWS) on different Egyptian vehicles and platforms as part of a...

Italian parliamentary panel accuses Egyptian security of Regeni murder

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An Italian parliamentary panel on Wednesday accused the Egyptian security apparatus of the kidnapping, torturing and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in...

Egypt interested in acquiring K9 self-propelled howitzers

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The Egyptian military is considering acquiring K9 self-propelled howitzers and supporting vehicles from South Korea’s Hanwha Defence, which is exhibiting the K9 at the...

Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

Big presence for Rosoboronexport at EDEX 2021

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Rosoboronexport JSC (part of Rostec State Corporation) will organize a large-scale demonstration of Russian defense products at the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX) 2021, which will...

Paris investigates leak purporting to show Egypt misused French intelligence

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France's armed forces minister called for an investigation on Monday after a report that secret French intelligence intended to track jihadist militants had been...

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...

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