Egypt to Ensure Security with Russian Missile Systems
Egypt should purchase Russian missile defence systems to ensure its security for decades. This was stated by Director of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade Igor Korotchenko.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Egypt, where he will discuss the prospects for development of bilateral relations, including political, economic and humanitarian spheres. According to Mr. Korotchenko, Egypt is primarily interested in creating an effective missile defence system.
“Today, any country that wants to conduct independent policy understands the need to protect its airspace, because an enemy may use precision-guided weapons, cruise missiles, attack aircraft and strategic bombers,” Mr. Korotchenko stated, adding that the Egyptian leadership has already made a number of applications and considered the possibility of purchasing modern Russian missile defence systems and complexes.