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Egypt to manufacture K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers’ fire control system locally
Land

Egypt to manufacture K9 155mm self-propelled howitzers’ fire control system locally

Arab International Optronics has signed an agreement with Hanwha to produce the Automatic Fire Control System (FCS) for the K9A1 EGY 155mm howitzer in Egypt.

Egypt Took its first MEKO A-200 Frigate
Navy / Maritime

Egypt Took its first MEKO A-200 Frigate

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems handed over the first MEKO A-200 frigate, “Al-Aziz” (904), to Egypt in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Egypt and the UAE Discuss Defence Industry Cooperation
Bilateral Relations

Egypt and the UAE Discuss Defence Industry Cooperation

High-level bureaucrats from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt met last week in Egypt.

Egypt, India Sign MoU for Defence Cooperation
Bilateral Relations

Egypt, India Sign MoU for Defence Cooperation

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday to sign a military-to-military cooperation agreement.

Egypt’s third Gowind-class Corvette Completes First Sea Trials
Navy / Maritime

Egypt’s third Gowind-class Corvette Completes First Sea Trials

Naval Group announced on its social media accounts that the third Egyptian Gowind-class corvette ENS El Moez completed initial sea trials on July 5.

India Offers Tejas Mk1A Aircraft and Production Facilities to Egypt
Air

India Offers Tejas Mk1A Aircraft and Production Facilities to Egypt

The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) is looking for a new trainer plane to replace its ageing fleet and train cadet pilots for the recently delivered Rafale fighter jet and the upcoming Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jet. Several aircraft manufacturers have previously expressed interest in supplying training aircraft, including Grob Aircraft, Sierra Nevada, Aero Vodochody, and Leonardo.

Egypt to acquire 23 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters
Air Bilateral Relations

Egypt to acquire 23 CH-47F Chinook Helicopters

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible FMS to Egypt of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.

Turkey to Appoint an Ambassador to Egypt, ending the nine-year Stand-off
Bilateral Relations

Turkey to Appoint an Ambassador to Egypt, ending the nine-year Stand-off

Ankara's decision to appoint an ambassador to Cairo comes after several rounds of diplomatic engagement to repair the fractured relationship.

Egypt builds the fourth MEKO A200 Frigate
Navy / Maritime

Egypt builds the fourth MEKO A200 Frigate

Egypt is building a 4000-ton MEKO A200 frigate locally at Alexandria shipyard in cooperation with Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) Group under a contract signed in 2019 to purchase four frigates with technology transfer.

Cairo Wants French Barracudas and Second-Hand Aircraft Carrier
Navy / Maritime Air

Cairo Wants French Barracudas and Second-Hand Aircraft Carrier

According to French “La Tribune”, Egypt is interested in the conventionally powered “Barracuda” submarines and aircraft carrier equipped with Rafale Marine.

Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour
Bilateral Relations Regional / Strategy

Biden Administration’s Strategic Mediterranean Tour

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has started her Mediterranean Countries Tour, including Turkey, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt.

US Denies $130M in Military aid to Egypt
Bilateral Relations

US Denies $130M in Military aid to Egypt

The US State Department will withhold Egypt $130 million in military aid due to the country's record on human rights abuses.

$2.5 Billion Worth Arms Sale to Egypt
Air Bilateral Relations Sensors

$2.5 Billion Worth Arms Sale to Egypt

The U.S. administration plans to sell C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft and Air Defence Radar Systems worth of $2.5 billion. The State Department decided to approve a possible Foreign Military Sale to of Egypt of C-130J-30 Super Hercules Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion and Air Defence Radar Systems for an estimated cost of $355 million.

Lockheed to Upgrade Egypt’s Apaches
Air Modernisation

Lockheed to Upgrade Egypt’s Apaches

Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin a $102.4 million contract to upgrade the sensors on Egypt’s 43 Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow fleet.