Russia has offered Egypt modern armament and electronic warfare systems and communications means to mount on Mistral helicopter carriers and the negotiations are continuing, presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Thursday.
“The Russian Federation has offered Egypt a wide range of equipment and military hardware to mount on Mistral helicopter carriers. Apart from helicopters, these are modern armament and electronic warfare systems, navigational and auxiliary equipment and communications means,” Kozhin said.
As was reported earlier, Moscow and Cairo are discussing the delivery of communications and control systems for the Mistral amphibious assault ships. It is not ruled out that Russia may deliver Kamov Ka-52K helicopters as the deck-based modification of Ka-52 Alligator gunships specially developed for the Mistrals.