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U.S. military aid finances most of Egypt's big-ticket defense procurements--$1.3 billion annually for several years. Large projects underway include the M1A1 Abrams tank manufacturing facility, M88A2 coproduction program, IFF, the HAWK rebuild program, and Peace Vector V. Such projects can be expected to continue, although improvements to and maintenance of existing force capabilities are perhaps more likely targets of future spending than entirely new systems.
Originally posted by makeitso
reply to post by asala
Warplane shot down in Libyan rebel town of Benghazi belonged to rebels, rebels admit
LIBYAN rebels acknowledged that a warplane which crashed in flames in their Benghazi stronghold early yesterday belonged to them and that it was shot down by Muammar Gaddafi's forces. "Yes, it was one of the insurgents' planes. It was downed by Gaddafi's forces," a senior rebel official told AFP, reached by telephone.
"From what I hear the pilot is dead but I cannot confirm that," he said, adding that the plane was a French-built Mirage fighter.
"We have a few planes but they are old planes," he added.
The rebel plane, which was downed in Benghazi, not Tripoli as the new claim by the Libyans hints at, was in fact a MiG-23, not a Mirage. So this new claim of a french plane downed by the Libyans is a different case. It is also untrue.
Originally posted by phatpackage
reply to post by SpeachM1litant
This is about Libya not that murdering terrorist Mugabe. You say my point about Lockerbie is irrelevant. Mugabe is not relevant either!
Originally posted by dude69
reply to post by Nightchild
Well...what is it about then? Getting rid of that looney Gaddafi and implementing a neat functioning democracy like in Iraq?...
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
AHHH YES....NATO Forces only pick on countries with legacy equipment...why can't they fight a modern war with a modern adversary. This is boring to me. I want to see a country capable of picking out the tomahawks out of the sky or even hacking them and redirecting them back to the carrier. That would be interesting. Come on USA, show me a real war, not fighting some third world country, have we been reduced to wusses that we have to fight 3rd world countries to act big..
Dosen't bombing Tripoli seem counter productive to you?
Originally posted by deutschbag
reply to post by Christian Voice
What about Yemen, Bahrain, Darfur............