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Moscow Provides Egypt with New Supersonic Jet Fighters

Egypt has recently received a squadron of about 20 Soviet MG-21D jet fighter planes from the USSR, military analysts reported here today on the basis of dispatches from Cairo. The planes are the most versatile of the supersonic jets used by the Soviet Union itself, and are said to be the first to be provided by Moscow to any country outside the Soviet bloc.

Other dispatches received here from Cairo reported that the Kremlin has promised Egyptian President Nasser to supply his country with many other, sophisticated armaments and supplies. Included are the overhaul of Egypt’s early warning radar system and the building of assembly plants in Egypt to produce jet engines, military aircraft and missiles. Higher credits on very low terms have also reportedly been promised to Nasser by Moscow.