Free Headline Alerts     
Worldwide Web


Thursday, October 20, 2011     INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

U.S. approves sale of Stinger missiles to Egypt

WASHINGTON — The Egyptian Army has ordered short-range air defense systems from the United States.


The Defense Department has approved an Egyptian order for the U.S.-origin Stinger missiles, Middle East Newsline reported. Officials said the Stinger would be launched from U.S. combat vehicles rather than consist of shoulder-fired man-portable systems.

"The award will provide for the procurement of 174 92H Block 1 Stinger missiles and 10 electronic component assemblies and spare parts for Egypt and Turkey," the Pentagon said.

Also In This Edition

In a statement on Oct. 5, the Pentagon said it awarded Raytheon a $21.4 million contract to provide the Stingers to U.S. allies. The contract was expected to be completed by early 2013 under the supervision of the U.S. Army.

"One bid was solicited, with one bid received," the Pentagon said.

Officials said Egypt has been employing the Stingers on the Avenger short-range low-altitude air defense missile system from the U.S.-origin HMMWV. They said Turkey would use the Stingers for an air defense system developed by the state-owned Roketsan.

About Us     l    Privacy     l     l
Copyright © 2011    East West Services, Inc.    All rights reserved.