posted on Jul, 15 2017 @ 02:43 PM
I read about this a while back. There were rumours of this back in 2016.
The ships were originally gonna go to Russia, who were going to fully fit out the ships with all the weapons, systems and such.
But then the coup in Ukraine in 2014 and all that came to an end so they were sold to Egypt.
Apparently Egypt want the Russians to fit out the ships and sell them some helicopters for them. Presumably this is a (very poor) stop gap measure
until the work can be completed.