CAIRO: The delivery of four F-16 jets is a symbol of the cooperation between Egypt and the U.S. in the fight against terror, said Ambassador Stephen Beecroft, in a video posted by the U.S. Embassy on its Facebook page.
The U.S. delivered five M1A1 Abrams Tank turrets to Cairo East Air Base on July 31; and it sent eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Cairo West Air Base in July 30 and 31. Two U.S. missile crafts, worth $ 1.1 billion, were sent to the Egyptian navy in June to double its missile craft fleet to four.
Relations between both countries soured when the U.S. partially suspended its annual $1.5-billion aid, following the 2013 dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins. However, in April 2014, relations improved when the Pentagon announced that the suspended aid would be released. In November 2014, Egypt received 10 Apache fighter jets.