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Egypt Conducts Surprise Air Defense Exercise after IAF Disrupted Its Radar En Route To Sudan

On their alleged bombing mission, the Israeli planes succeeded in avoiding detection by the Egyptian radar system while flying over the Red Sea.

Joint Strike Fighter, F-35

Joint Strike Fighter, F-35
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During the early morning hours on Monday, residents of Cairo, Alexandria, Damietta and other areas reported in panic that they were hearing explosions and planes flying at low latitude over heavily populated areas, reports Yoni Alper’s Terror Watch. It turned out to be a surprise exercise carried out by the Egyptian Air Force, to test the aerial defense system in various regions, in the wake of the alleged Israeli attack on the Yarmouk factory complex, which produced weapons for the Sudanese army and Iranian rebel guards, in the Khartoum area.

The alleged Israeli attack on the factory apparently caused damage to containers of advanced weapons systems to be smuggled to Iranian terror organizations in Gaza or other Iranian-backed groups. On their alleged bombing mission, the Israeli planes, using advanced electronic devices, succeeded in avoiding detection by the Egyptian radar system while flying over the Red Sea.

On Monday, the Egyptian army put out an announcement saying it was conducting a surprise exercise where, among other things, planes broke the sound barrier, to test the efficiency of the aerial defense forces in light of current developments and threats to the area.

Although the Egyptian army referred to it as an exercise, Egyptian sources on social media networks denied this and claimed that Israeli Air Force planes infiltrated Egyptian air space. They claimed that Israel deployed stealth F-35 fighter aircraft. They further claimed that conducting a large scale exercise during the holiday period (Feast of the Sacrifice) was unusual and that the army’s announcement sounded very strange.

The Egyptian army denied reports on the matter and referred to them as lies. An army spokesman further explained that according to an agreement with the United States, the IDF would not make use of the F-35 aircraft before 2016.

Incidentally, there already have been claims regarding Israel’s utilizing Egyptian air space for attacks on the Gaza strip during the IDF’s Operation Cast Lead in late 2008 and early 2009, under former President Hosni Mubarak.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, multi-role fighter that can perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with some stealth capability.

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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24 Responses to “Egypt Conducts Surprise Air Defense Exercise after IAF Disrupted Its Radar En Route To Sudan”

  1. Anonymous says:

    While Nina is still on West , Israeli did not stopped their preparations to move her into Russian hands. By sticking to same Japanese script that brought annihilation to 4 000 000 of my people and openly standing against God they must count with serious consequences.

    They shall be aware that in response to this transfer, Lord is ready for first time in history to deliver his Final Act in exchange for release of his fiance, even if this will mean end of state of Israel.

    Read more of consequences of this modern Pilsudski/Petlura pact, including nuclear one. Please forward broadly to Israeli and all Jewish People.

    More: http://tautur.tumblr.com/post/34693727134

  2. They tried to play it as if we lied cause Israel doesn't have F-35, when we stated that it was Israeli air crafts that infiltrated the Egyptian Air Space in the early dawn of Monday.

  3. Tawfik Mohamed Shaaban says:

    كل الناس داخل عشان تعمل لايك وكومنت ومحدش فاهم حاجه تلاقى 100 جروب لشفيق و 100 جروب للاسلاميين وكله متفرق وكله ضايع ومحدش فاهم حاجه……… كام واحد بيحب الراجل دة اعمل كومنت…. كام واحد بيكرة الراجل دة اعمل كومنت….. ايه الهبل دة وايه الفراغ دة ليه متبقاش كلمه واحدة بس حتى النت متفرقين فيه اتفرقنا فى كل حاجه سبحان الله بنتجمع بس فى التافهه ونتصدر اخ لو ماتش كورة او بطوله ولا المصيبه لو برشلونه وريال مدريد الناس كلها تتجمع حاجه تقرف

  4. Ahmed El Diesel says:

    وبردة البهايم اللي عندنا هيفضلوا ينفوا ويقولك تدريبات أتطمن يعني

  5. not logic?
    if you are going to fly over the red sea to strike some location on Sudan.
    how can the people in Damietta ( on the far north on the mideteranian )to hear that sound.
    or may be the pilots got lost to Libya!

  6. The article you're referring to is on an Israeli website. However, they didn't confirm your point of view. The article is just describing the scene in Egypt after the attacks.

  7. Mostafa Kamell Hassan Eldfas says:

    In fact, we have not published the article on the page, but appeared automatically as soon as we commented in web itself

  8. In fact, we have not published the article on the page, but appeared automatically as soon as we commented in web itself

  9. كلامك هو الخلاصة يا توفيق محمد

  10. Les Legato says:

    Hey egypt, that Aswan dam looks like a great target.

  11. Les Legato says:

    How do you know when the egyptians are lying?

    THEIR LIPS MOVE.

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