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The Egyptian Air Force after signing the Camp David Accords.

 

The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978. The two framework agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter. The second of these frameworks led directly to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. After that the Egyptian Air Force got equipped with modern western type combat aircraft..

Egyptian Air Force after signing the Camp David

The Egyptian Dassault Mirage 5s

 

The Egyptian Horus program

 

The Egyptian Northrop F-5 Tiger IIs

 

The Egyptian Shenyang F-6s (MiG-19)

 

The Egyptian McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom IIs

 

Phantoms in the LIFE Magazine

 

The Egyptian General Dynamics F-16 Falcon

 

The Egyptian Chengdu F-7 (MiG-21)

Operation Bright Star

Operation Bright Star is held every two years. It is a series of combined and joint training exercises led by American and Egyptian forces in Egypt. These exercises began in 1980, rooted in the Camp David Accords. After its signing, the military forces of Egypt and the United States agreed to conduct coalition training in Egypt.

They are designed to strengthen ties between the Egyptian and the United States Central Command and demonstrate and enhance the ability of the Americans to reinforce their allies in the Middle East in the event of war. These deployments usually are centered at the large Cairo West Air Base.
 

The exercise begins with coalition interoperability training to teach nations how to operate with one another in a wartime environment, then continues with a Command Post Exercise designed to help standardize command and control procedures, and then a large-scale Field Training Exercise to practice everything together.

Operation Bright Star '80 part One

 

Operation Bright Star 80 part Two

 

Operation Bright Star '82 part One

 

Operation Bright Star '82 part Two

 

Operation Bright Star '83 part One

 

Operation Bright Star '83 part Two

 

Operation Bright Star '83 part Three

 

Operation Bright Star '85

 

Operation Bright Star - crosshairs of the usaf f-16