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During the War of Attrition (1967-1970) Israel used US supplied equipment. During that period the Soviet Union invested considerable resources in support for the Egyptian regime. The Soviets provided MiG and Sukhoi aircraft to the Egyptians, and during 1970 Soviet pilots took active part in operations (e.g. Rimon 20) and suffered casualties. The Soviets also ...


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A short answer to slightly qualify the detailed answer from JMS. The equipment that was being supplied by the Warsaw Pact and NATO powers to the various parties in the Middle East during the Cold War was usually not the most modern available technology and often borderline obsolete, so the implication of the original question that the Middle Eastern ...


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Question: Were Israeli-arab conflicts in the Cold war testing grounds for NATO and Warsaw Pact equipment? Short Answer: Mostly no, but in the end yes. More Detailed Answer: The cold war lasted from 1947 – 1991. The Arab Israili wars during that time period were 1948–49: Israel’s War Of Independence - No US Military Aid 1956: Suez Crisis ...


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