Russia to supply 50 Ka-52 helicopters to Egypt in 2016-2018 — source

the helicopters will be furnished with the new OES-52 optoelectronic targeting system, which allows launching the Vikhr and Ataka missiles with laser target direction systems

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DUBAI, November 10. /TASS/. Egypt will get 50 Russian Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopters within three years, and the deliveries should be started in 2016, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Tuesday.

“The execution of the contract on the supply of 50 Ka-52 helicopters to Egypt will be started in 2016 until 2018 inclusive,” the source said at the Dubai Airshow-2015 international aerospace exhibition in the United Arab Emirates.

According to the source, the OES-52 system will be also mounted on the Russian-made Ka-52K Katran ship-based helicopter that Egypt intends to purchase for its two universal Mistral class amphibious assault ships.

On Monday, head of Rostec State Corporation Sergei Chemezov said that Russia and Egypt might launch substantive negotiations on the supplies of the Ka-52K Katran helicopters for the Mistral class helicopter carriers only after the dismantlement of Russian equipment from the warships is completed. The equipment dismantling operation is conducted in France since September and is to be completed before the end of November. Since the equipment has not been removed, Russia has not yet received an official request from Egypt for the purchase of the helicopters, Chemezov said at the Dubai Airshow-2015.

“Egypt has not yet made the request because our equipment has not been dismantled yet from the Mistrals. As soon as the work is over, we’ll be able to offer both our equipment and our helicopters,” he said. “The dismantlement is carried out jointly by our and French specialists,” the Rostec chief said, without specifying the timeframe for the work completion.

The aggregate value of the dismantled equipment exceeds $10 million. In October, the first batch of the Russian-made equipment was removed from the helicopter carriers and sent to Russia – it comprises combat information management systems and missile weapons and artillery control systems. The communications systems will be next.

Egypt signed a contract on October 10 for purchasing two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships from France, which had been built for Russia. The ships are expected to be delivered to the new customer together with landing boats in the summer of 2016. A group of Russian specialists has been dismantling the Russian-made equipment from the helicopter carriers in France since late September. The DCNS Company that built the ships said that the equipment would be dismantled completely by the end of the year.

Previously, Russian president’s chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said that Russia was planning to supply equipment and helicopters for the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships that Egypt is buying from France and that the deal might exceed $1 billion.

According to the CEO of the Russian arms exporting company Rosoboronexport, Egypt has not addressed it yet to purchase Kamov Ka-52 helicopters (NATO reporting name: Hokum-B) and the equipment being dismantled from the Mistral-class helicopter carriers at the moment.

Russia planned to use Kamov Ka-52K helicopters on board the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships before cancelling the contract. A source in the sphere of military and technical cooperation with foreign states told TASS on October 20, “Egypt intends to purchase ship-based Kamov Ka-52K Katran helicopters for the Mistral-class ships and is now deciding how many it will order.” According to the source, the Russian Navy planned to order 32 helicopters of the type for the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships.

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Russia May Deliver Onboard Defense System President-S to Algeria, Egypt

International Aerospace Salon (MAKS 2015) opens near Moscow

According to reports, Russia may supply Algeria and Egypt with the onboard defense system President-S (ODS) used for military and civil aircraft.

 

Russia, Algeria to Expand Cooperation as Partnership Deepens: Minister

DUBAI . Russia may supply Algeria and Egypt with the onboard defense system President-S (ODS) used for military and civil aircraft, as pre-contract work on delivery is underway, the developer of the system said Monday.

ODS is designed to protect planes and helicopters from being hit by missiles, air defense and anti-aircraft artillery. The defense system is currently installed on Ka-52, Mi-28 and Mi-26 helicopters.

“A pre-contract work on the delivery of the onboard defense system President-S to Algeria and Egypt is ongoing,” Igor Nasenkov, the first deputy general director of the Concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET), told RIA Novosti at the Dubai Airshow-2015.

ODS includes a control device, a radar warning receiver station, laser and missile attack warning stations, an air dispenser for aircraft consumables, settings for active radio-interference stations, as well as a laser optical-electronic suppression station.

The system allows automatic detection of a rocket launching in the vicinity and initiates passive and active interference in infra-red and radio frequencies, to disrupt a rocket’s targeting system.

The ODS system can be located inside an airframe fuselage or as an external unit on helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

Russia, Egypt Discuss Antey-2500, Buk Missile Systems Delivery

Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system

 

Rostec head Sergey Chemezov said that Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and Buk surface-to-air missile system.

Russia is holding talks with Egypt on the delivery of Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system and Buk surface-to-air missile system, Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec head Sergey Chemezov said Sunday.“Today we are considering a possibility of delivering to Egypt missile systems Antey-2500 and Buk, negotiations continue,” Chemezov said during the Dubai Airshow.

Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport will supply to foreign countries arms worth at least $12.5 billion until the end of the year, Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec head said.

“Rosoboronexport should reach $12.5 billion. We hope, it will be a little more. But we will definitely fulfill the plan,” Chemezov said during the Dubai Airshow.

Russia Begins Talks With Egypt on Helicopters, Equipment For Mistrals

The Sevastopol amphibious assault ship of the Mistral class at the STX Europe shipyard in Saint-Nazaire

 

Russia and Egypt have begun consultations on the purchase and management of a communication system and Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-type warships, a high-ranking source in the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) said on Monday.

 Earlier in the day, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Russia would supply equipment and helicopters worth over $1 billion to Egypt for their Mistral helicopter carriers.

“The negotiations with Egypt took place, consultations with the country are in process. They have expressed a desire to acquire Russian equipment, including helicopters,” the source told RIA Novosti.

According to the source, it is yet unclear how many helicopters Cairo would acquire.

Cairo and Paris signed a contract in October for the purchase of two French-made Mistral-class helicopter carriers originally built for Russia.Egypt emerged as France’s replacement customer for the Mistrals in September, after Paris and Moscow formally terminated a 2011 deal on construction and delivery of the two ships. In November 2014, France had suspended the contract, citing Moscow’s alleged participation in the Ukrainian conflict as a reason to terminate the deal.

The Russian equipment for the Mistrals is due to be returned to Moscow by November 21.

Russia ready to supply helicopters for Mistral warships to Egypt — official

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MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Russia expects Egypt to begin negotiations on the deliveries of Russian equipment and helicopters for the Mistral class helicopter carriers. Moscow is ready to deliver the required amount of equipment, Russian presidential aide for military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Wednesday.

Asked how many helicopters Moscow was ready to supply for the Mistral ships, the Kremlin official said: “As many as needed for these vessels.”

Kozhin said that negotiations could be launched after Egypt finishes the work on the contract for the purchase of the helicopter carriers from France. “The Russian side is ready to negotiate, so it depends on them [Egypt], if they are interested, we are ready. I think that they are an interested party because much had been done [on the ships] to match our equipment,” the presidential aide said.

“I think that there is a high probability that the talks will take place, but this, again, depends on the Egyptian side,” Kozhin said.

Previously, chief of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that the sum of the transaction for the supply to Egypt of equipment and helicopters for the French Mistral ships it intends to purchase from France might exceed $1 billion.

“Egypt plans to buy the Mistral ships from France and Russia will be, if you like, a sub-contractor, which will deliver for these Mistrals the missing equipment, without which the Mistrals, excuse me, are, to put it mildly, just ‘tin cans’ – and naturally, all the helicopters, which will amount to the total of over $1 billion for sure,” said the Kremlin representative.

Egypt signed a contract on two Mistral-class helicopter carriers on October 10. The vessels may be supplied to Egypt in summer, 2016 along with storm boats.

The €1.12 billion contract for the construction of two Mistral-type helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy was signed in June 2011. Under the contract, Russia was expected to receive the first of the two warships, the Vladivostok, in the autumn of 2014. However, Paris suspended the ship’s handover to Russia at the very last moment over Moscow’s stance on developments in neighbouring Ukraine. It was planned that the second ship dubbed the Sevastopol would be handed over to Russia in the second half of 2015. But the deal was suspended like in the case with the first Mistral ship.

After a long wait, Russia and France in early August reached an agreement to officially cancel the contract. The French government said in a release then, “the President of the Republic believed that it was not wise to increase the threat and to deliver these two ships” in connection with the situation in Ukraine. After the deal cancellation agreement, it was reported that France was selling both of the Mistrals, built for Russia, to Egypt. It paid about €950 million back to Russia for the dissolution of the contract, with the compensation including Russia’s advance payments totalling almost €900 million. “This has covered all of the costs sustained by Russia,” the source said.

Under the deal, Russia gets the money and Russian equipment installed on the vessels back, and France will then be able to use the warships at its own discretion. French media earlier reported that Paris paid Russia €949 million for the Mistral contract cancelation, and the overall sum of payment exceeded €1 billion.

Egypt may increase order of Russian Ka-52 type helicopters to 80 — source

MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. Russia may supply to Egypt up to 80 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator [NATO reporting name: Hokum B] attack helicopters and Ka-52K Katran (navalized derivative of Ka-52) helicopters designed for Mistral helicopter carriers, a source in the system of Russia’s military technical cooperation with other countries told TASS Tuesday.

The source said that after a contract with France for Mistrals, Egypt is assessing the number of Russian helicopters that may be supplied for these vessels.

“In addition to 50 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters, the contract for which has already been signed, the Egyptian side plans to acquire, in order to equip Mistrals, Ka-52K Katran naval helicopters and is now making up its mind about their number,” the source said.

“It is not ruled out that the Egyptian side will decide to deploy 16 Ka-52K helicopters at each of its ships, then the volume of the planned order will grow to 32 items, and the overall amount of Ka-52 type helicopters for Egypt will reach 70-80 items,” he said.

The source said the Russian-Egyptian contract for Ka-52K ship-based helicopters may be signed in the first quarter of 2016.

Initially, the two Mistral helicopter carriers were designed for Russia’s navy. The €1.12 billion contract to build the Mistral amphibious assault ships was signed by Russia and France in June 2011.

The first Mistral, the Vladivostok, was floated in October 2013. It was to have been handed over to Russia by the French side in November 2014, but the handover did not take place.

The second Mistral, the Sevastopol, was to be delivered to Russia in October 2015, but the deal was suspended too.

France suspended the delivery of Mistrals to Russia as part of a package of sanctions the European countries imposed on Moscow for what they claimed was its alleged role in destabilization of east Ukraine.

Russia has constantly dismissed allegations that Moscow could in any way be involved in hostilities in Ukraine’s east.

Moscow received a compensation for termination of the contract.

Paris signed a contract with Egypt to supply the helicopter carriers on October 10, 2015. The ships are due for delivery to the new customer in summer 2016 along with their assault craft.

Russia to supply equipment for Mistral helicopter carriers to be purchased by Egypt

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NOVO-OGAREVO, October 19. /TASS/. Russia plans to supply equipment and helicopters for the Mistral type helicopter carriers which Egypt is buying from France. The transaction sum may exceed $1 billion, head the Russian presidential administration Sergey Ivanov told reporters on Monday.

“Egypt plans to buy the Mistral ships from France and Russia will be, if you like, a sub-contractor, which will deliver for these Mistrals the missing equipment, without which the Mistrals, excuse me, are, to put it mildly, just ‘tin cans’ – and naturally, all the helicopters, which will amount to the total of over $1 billion for sure,” said the Kremlin representative.

Egypt signed a contract on two Mistral-class helicopter carriers on October 10. The vessels may be supplied to Egypt in summer, 2016 along with storm boats.

The €1.12 billion contract for the construction of two Mistral-type helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy was signed in June 2011. Under the contract, Russia was expected to receive the first of the two warships, the Vladivostok, in the autumn of 2014. However, Paris suspended the ship’s handover to Russia at the very last moment over Moscow’s stance on developments in neighbouring Ukraine. It was planned that the second ship dubbed the Sevastopol would be handed over to Russia in the second half of 2015. But the deal was suspended like in the case with the first Mistral ship.

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Russia will purchase Mistral-class helicopter carriers from France. Infographics by TASS

After a long wait, Russia and France in early August reached an agreement to officially cancel the contract. The French government said in a release then, “the President of the Republic believed that it was not wise to increase the threat and to deliver these two ships” in connection with the situation in Ukraine. After the deal cancellation agreement, it was reported that France was selling both of the Mistrals, built for Russia, to Egypt. It paid about 950 million euro back Russia for the dissolution of the contract, with the compensation including Russia’s advance payments totalling almost 900 million euro. “This has covered all of the costs sustained by Russia,” the source said.

Under the deal, Russia gets the money and Russian equipment installed on the vessels back, and France will then be able to use the warships at its own discretion. French media earlier reported that Paris paid Russia €949 million for the Mistral contract cancelation, and the overall sum of payment exceeded €1 billion.