Now That An F-15 Sale Is On The Cards, Will Egypt Give Ukraine Its MiG-29s?

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In a recent article for War on the Rocks, Dr. Jack Watling, a research fellow for land warfare at the Royal United Services Institute, suggested that Egypt's advanced fleet of almost 50 MiG-29M/M2 Fulcrums could be transferred to Ukraine. Watling notes that the advanced MiG-29Ms in the Egyptian arsenal are "the latest Russian standard, along with a compliment of R-77 active radar-guided missiles which Ukraine has repeatedly requested." He correctly pointed out that Egypt was unsatisfied with its more recent order of Su-35 'Super Flankers' from Russia after recently testing them against its French-built Dassault Rafales and finding the French jets to be far superior.