The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has acquired Kh-31 supersonic air-to-surface missiles with its new MiG-29M/M2 multirole fighters, a photograph released by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s spokesperson on 19 October revealed.
The photograph showed Sisi with EAF personnel in front of a two-seat MiG-29M2 with two Kh-31 missiles close by.
It was unclear whether EAF now has the Kh-31AD anti-ship and/or Kh-31PD anti-radiation versions of the missile. They have a range of up to 250 km when launched from a high altitude.
A different version of the photograph published by some Egyptian media outlets showed what appeared to be another type of air-to-surface missile, but the image was not clear enough to identify it.
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