Nov 29, 2014

Egypt receives ten Apaches

After delivery was suspended for many months, the Egyptian Air Force has finally received ten Apache helicopters from the United States.
On November 24 the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) released a photo showing the helicopters, covered in white protective plastic, after being delivered to an Egyptian port
On April 22 this year, the United States was lifted its suspension of military aid to Egypt, allowing deliveries to go ahead.
Egyptian military aid was suspended in October 2013.
Egypt was also due to receive four F-16C/D fighter jets, M1 Abrams main battle tank kits (for local assembly) and Harpoon Block II missiles but it appears that delivery of these items is still suspended. The United States normally sends $1.5 billion in mainly military aid to Egypt every year.
The Egyptian Air Force ordered 12 Apaches in 2009 to augment the 35 that have been in service since 2003 with the Egyptian Air Force’s 550 Attack Helicopter Regiment. The status of the remaining two Apaches is not clear.

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