Air Force

Egyptian, Sudanese chiefs of staff attend conclusion of joint air exercises, hold bilateral talks

Mon, 05 Apr 2021 - 12:15 GMT

Spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces Tamer al-Refai indicated in a statement that the exercises showed the decent level the elements participating in the exercises have attained.

Egyptian, Sudanese air forces hold joint exercises dubbed 'Nile Eagles 2'

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 - 03:16 GMT

Those took place in Sudan's Marwa Airbase with the participation of Special Forces from both countries.

Egypt's military strength ranks 13th globally in 2021

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 10:19 GMT

Yet, Egypt ranks 10th in aircraft strength and seventh in navy fleet strength.

Military funeral to be held for ex-President Mubarak by law

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 - 11:50 GMT

A military funeral will be held for former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak who died on February 25, 2020 at the age of 91.

Egyptian Air Force performs exercises within Qader 2020

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 - 04:30 GMT

The spokesperson of the Egyptian Armed Forces announced on Monday the updates of Qader 2020 exercises launched on Friday.

Libyan Air Force launches 3 raids on militants positions in southern Tripoli

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 - 11:38 GMT

The Libyan Air Force on Tuesday launched three raids targeting Tripoli militias in Ain Zara in the south of the capital, Sky News reported.

Egypt celebrates Air Force Day marking 'Mansoura Battle' anniversary

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 - 03:02 GMT

On October 14, 1973, Egypt downed 18 Israeli fighter jets in 53 minutes after targeting an Air Base near the city.

Turkey’s S-400 acquisition in middle of massive incentives, grim consequences

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 - 05:36 GMT

Since its receipt by Turkey earlier this month, the Russian S-400 missile system has triggered a strong response by its fellow NATO member the United States.

Egypt ranks 12th in military strength among 137 states

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 11:17 GMT

The ranks for naval, aircraft, and tank strengths are sixth, ninth, and 14th, respectively.

Target drone falls to the ground during shooting training

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 - 04:07 GMT

A target drone, M107 QM, used in air force training was fell to the ground 25 kilometers south of Rimaya Square in Giza in the framework of Wednesday practice.

Egyptian Defense Ministry appoints new Air Force head

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 - 04:22 GMT

The Egyptian Defense Ministry announced in a statement appointing Major General Mohamed Abbas Helmy as the new head of the Egyptian Air Force.

Israel air force finds crew error to blame for jet's downing by Syria

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 - 11:10 GMT

The downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet earlier this month by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile resulted from a "professional error" by the crew.

In pics: Air force thwarts attempted attack at western borders

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 11:54 GMT

Egypt’s air force thwarted a new attempt to infiltrate the Western borders of the country.

Egypt wages a fierce war against terrorism: air force commander

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - 11:11 GMT

On the anniversary of Air Force Day, the commander of the Egyptian air force Younes Hamed Al-Masry.

Sisi developed Air Force 'inimitably': Air Force commander

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 11:44 GMT

commander of the Egyptian Air Force Younes Al-Masry says development witnessed by the Air Force over the last three years is "inimitable".

"Faisal 11" drills with Saudi Arabia finalized

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 02:37 GMT

Egyptian and Royal Saudi Air Forces have ended the joint military drill "Faisal 11" that was hosted by Egypt and lasted for several days.

Classified US spy satellite launched from California

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 04:40 GMT

A spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Israeli jets cause sonic boom over Sidon

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 12:10 GMT

Israeli aircraft reportedly broke the sound barrier while flying over Sidon in Lebanon on Sunday.

Egypt's Air Force targets vehicles loaded with arms, explosives at western border

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 04:20 GMT

The Air Force destroyed nine SUVs loaded with arms, ammunition and explosives at the western border