Russia will deliver 50 MiG-29 fighter jets to Egypt no later than 2020

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Deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) Alexey Frolkin stated on Monday that Russia will provide Egypt with multi-role Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets. The delivery of the fighter jets will happen with the timing agreed upon between Egypt and Russia, which is specified in the importing contract that has been signed between both countries during the visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Egypt in February 2014, Frolkin said during the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) held in UAE. In August 2016, Russia delivered a Molniya RKA-32 Corvette to Egypt, which the military spokesperson said was received as a present from Russia. Following turbulence with the US after the ouster of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, Russia became one of Egypt’s main arms deal partners, in an attempt from the Egyptian government to diversify armament sources.

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