Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi traveled to Moscow on Wednesday for a two-day visit.
Sisi is expected to sign an arms agreement with Russian authorities. An Egyptian military source is quoted by Israel Radio on Wednesday as saying that the deal is likely to include new, sophisticated warplanes and helicopters as well as anti-air weaponry.
The deal is estimated to be worth upwards of $2 billion. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will jointly underwrite the agreement, Israel Radio reported.