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Egypt ordered a batch of shells in the US for its tanks M1A1 Abrams

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The Egyptian Department of Defense has sent a request to the U.S. Department of State to purchase ammunition from the United States for the Egyptian army tanks M1A1 Abrams, reports "Warspot".


Egypt ordered a batch of shells in the US for its tanks M1A1 Abrams


According to available data, the US State Department approved a potential deal with the Egyptian Defense Ministry for the supply of a little more than 60 thousand shells for Egyptian tanks M1A1 Abrams. The transaction value is estimated at 99 million. US dollars. The delivery will be carried out by General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, which will supply 46 000 M831A1 and M865, 10 000 APFSDS-T, and 4500 IM HE-T to Egypt for five years.

The press service of the State Department said that the sale of American shells for Egyptian tanks M1A1 Abrams "will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States." In addition, the United States declares that Egypt remains the strategic partner of the United States in the Middle East.

It should be noted that the Egyptian army is armed with M1A1 Abrams tanks of its own assembly, which is maintained at a plant in the suburb of Cairo from 1988 of the year. According to the 2017 year, more than 1100 units of M1A1 Abrams were assembled in Egypt, while the "Egyptian assembly" tanks are much more expensive than the "American" tanks.
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  1. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 20 September 2018 15: 19
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    but the Egyptians do not want to upgrade them recourse or the US doesn’t allow them, m1 junk, it’s easier to burn it than a steamed turnip negative
  2. Hey
    Hey 20 September 2018 15: 41
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    In which case, what will they fight? 60000 shells is almost one ammunition load, and it is stretched over time for 5 years. Well, let them have 500 active tanks, well, 2 ammunition. In general, for 2-3 days of a good war.
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 20 September 2018 15: 51
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      Quote: MUD
      In which case, what will they fight? 60000 shells is almost one ammunition load,

      in principle, Egyptian tanks leave the battle before the ammunition ends. 10 shells per nose will be with a margin
      someone throws a tank, someone has a tank on fire.
      statistics
      1. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 21 September 2018 10: 27
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        Jewish humor. Funny))) ...

        But in fact, Egypt certainly miscalculated with the Abrams, with the T-90 everything would have been much better and cheaper ...
  3. Kurare
    Kurare 20 September 2018 16: 04
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    But I wonder if Russia could produce NATO-style shells?
  4. vitinka
    vitinka 20 September 2018 17: 24
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    46 shells M000A831 and M1 Eto učebnije snarjadi! Dlja voini nepodhodjat.