Equipment of the modern Egyptian Army

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The following list outlines the major equipment holdings of the modern Egyptian Army.

Infantry Weapons[edit]

Small Arms[edit]

Name Image Origin Type Caliber Comment
Small arms
Tokarev TT-33 TT 1.jpg  Egypt Semi-automatic pistol 7.62X25mm
Helwan Beretta1951.JPG  Italy
 Egypt
Semi-automatic pistol 9X19 mm Produced under license by the Ministry of Military Production, Factory 54[1]
P226 SIG Sauer P226 neu.jpg   Switzerland Semi-automatic pistol 9X19mm
HK USP HKUSP.png  Germany Semi-automatic pistol 9x19 mm
Helwan 920 Beretta 92 FS.gif  Italy
 Egypt
Semi-automatic pistol 9X19 mm Beretta M92-FS pistol, with early Beretta 92-style grip-mounted magazine release button. Produced under license by the Ministry of Military Production, Factory 54[2]
MP5 MP5.jpg  Germany Submachine gun 9X19 mm Used by Paratroopers, Sa'ka Forces & Unit 777
UMP HKUMP45.JPG  Germany Submachine gun .45 ACP  Used by Sa'ka Forces
Sig 552 Stgw 90 kurz.jpg   Switzerland Carbine 5.56x45 mm Used by Sa'ka Forces & Unit 777
Beretta AR70/90 2june 2007 209.jpg  Italy Assault rifle 5.56X45 mm
AK47 (AKA: MISR) AK-47 type II Part DM-ST-89-01131.jpg  Soviet Union
 Egypt
Assault rifle 7.62X39mm
AKM (AKA: Maadi) AKM automatkarbin, Ryssland - 7,62x39mm - Armémuseum.jpg  Soviet Union
 Egypt
Assault rifle 7.62X39 mm Indigenous version of the Soviet AKM rifle. Produced under license by the Al Maadi Company for Engineering Industries (Factory 54).[3][4]
M16 M16A2 - AM.016070.jpg  United States Assault rifle 5.56X45 mm Used by M1A1 crews
M4 PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg  United States Carbine 5.56X45 mm Used by Paratroopers
CZ-805 BREN Cz805.png  Czech Republic Assault rifle 5.56X45 mm / 7.62X39 mm
Beretta ARX 160 Beretta ARX-160, Interpolitex 2012.jpg  Italy Assault rifle 5.56X45 mm / 7.62X39 mm Used by Navy Thunderbolt Forces
RPD LMG-RPD-44.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Egypt
Light machine gun 7.62X39 mm Produced locally under license. (See RPD page)
FN Minimi M249 FN MINIMI DA-SC-85-11586 c1.jpg  Belgium
 Egypt
Light machine gun 5.56X45 mm Produced locally under license.[5]
RPK[6] Machine Gun RPK.jpg  Soviet Union Light machine gun 7.62X39 mm
PK/PKM/PKMS[7] 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG  Soviet Union General purpose machine gun 7.62X54 mm
M60E4 M60GPMG.jpeg  United States General purpose machine gun 7.62X51 mm Also known as Mk43
FN MAG M240-1.jpg  Belgium
 Egypt
General purpose machine gun 7.62X51 mm Produced locally under license[8][9] (See FN MAG page)
SG-43 Goryunov SGM DD-ST-85-01258.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Egypt
Medium machine gun 7.62x54mmR Produced locally
DShK Doushka desert.jpg  Soviet Union Heavy machine gun 12.7X108 mm
NSV 12,7 NSV Turku 3.JPG  Russia Heavy machine gun 12.7X108 mm Used by T-80 crews
M2HB Machine gun M2 1.jpg  United States Heavy machine gun 12.7X99 mm
KPV 14,5-мм счетверенная зенитная пулеметная установка конструкции Лещинского ЗПУ-4 (4).jpg  Soviet Union Heavy machine gun 14.5X114 mm See KPV page
Dragunov SVD[10] Svd 1 russian.jpg  Soviet Union Sniper rifle 7.62X54 mm
PSG1 H&K PSG-1 Sniper Rifle.jpg  Germany Sniper rifle 7.62X51 mm
M40A3 M-40A3.jpg  United States Sniper rifle 7.62X51 mm
M82 M82A1 barrett.jpeg  United States Anti-materiel rifle .50 caliber
MK19 MK19-02.jpg  United States
 Egypt
Automatic grenade launcher 40X53 mm Manufactured locally.[11][12]
Maadi GL M203 1.jpg  United States
 Egypt
Underbarrel grenade launcher 40X46 mm Manufactured locally [13][14]
M79 M79 afmil.jpg  United States Single shot grenade launcher 40X46 mm

Anti-Tank and Missile[edit]

Recoilless Rifles[edit]

Name Image Origin Number Comment
Recoilless rifle
M40 Rcl106lat2.jpg  United States UNKNOWN 105 mm
SPG-9 SPG-9M rus.jpeg  Soviet Union 3000+ 73 mm[15]
B-10 B-10-82mm-recoilles-rifle-batey-haosef-1-1.jpg  Soviet Union 1600 82 mm[16]
B-11 B-11-107mm-recoilless-rifle-batey-haosef-2-1.jpg  Soviet Union 1800 107 mm[17]

Anti Tank Systems[edit]

Name Image Origin Number Comment
Anti Tank Systems
RPG-7 RPG-7 detached.jpg  Soviet Union 179,000+ units locally made
M72_LAW 66 kertasinko 75.JPG  United States 5,000 units
Milan II MILAN P1220770.jpg  France 220+ units wire-guided anti-armor missile system
Swingfire Ferret Mk5 1 Bovington.jpg  United Kingdom 260+ units wire-guided anti-armor missile system (locally made)
BGM-71D TOW II Hires 090509-A-4842R-001a.jpg  United States 500+ 450 missiles wire-guided anti-armor missile system (810 + 575 units)(locally made)[18]
AGM-114 Hellfire Lockheed Martin Longbow Hellfire.jpg  United States UNKNOWN 107 mm
AT-1 Snapper 2P26 Panzerabwehrraketen.JPG  Soviet Union UNKNOWN wire-guided anti-tank missile system.
AT-2 Swatter AT-2c Swatter.JPG  Soviet Union UNKNOWN radio command Anti-tank missile.
AT-3 Sagger Malyutka.JPG  Soviet Union UNKNOWN wire-guided anti-tank guided missile system.
AT-5 Spandrel Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Russian-Made Missile Found in Hezbollah Hands.jpg  Soviet Union UNKNOWN wire-guided anti-tank missile, mounted on Fahd armoured personnel carriers purchased in the 1990s
AT-14 Spriggan 9M133 Kornet.JPG  Russia UNKNOWN anti-tank guided missile (ATGM)
HJ-8 BaktarShikan3.JPG  China UNKNOWN Locally Produced Version Named AHRAM

Man-Portable Air Defense[edit]

System Image Origin Number Comment
Air defence
Sakr Eye SA-7.jpg  Soviet Union 2,500+ Egyptian modified version of the SA-7 MANPAD short range SAM.
Stinger FIM-92 Stinger USMC.JPG  United States 1,800+ MANPAD short range SAM
Igla 9K338 Igla-S (NATO-Code - SA-24 Grinch).jpg  Soviet Union 600+ MANPAD short range SAM

Vehicles[edit]

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Armored fighting vehicles[edit]

Name Image Origin Quantity Year of Service Comment
Main Battle Tank
M1 Abrams M1-A1 Abrams 1.jpg  United States
 Egypt
~1,130[19][20][21] 1992–2011 Built by Egypt under license during 4 phases (Phase I, 555 vehicles, Phase II, 200 vehicles, Phase III, 125 vehicles, and Phase IV, 125 vehicles), completion date is scheduled for 2011 for phase IV.[19][20] All vehicles were produced at M1A1 standard . An additional 125 are being procured as kits and built in Egypt under Phase V,Egypt is having 755 M1A1 up-grade to the M1A2 SEP.,[21]  United States
 West Germany
~1735 [22] 1979/1992/2001/2002 Out of 1735 M60A3 + 700 M60A1 were brought up to A3 Standard from U.S. Army Europe surplus stocks in Germany between 1979-1988 + 173 M60A3 between 1992-2001[23] + 108 M60A3 from the Austrian Army Surplus in 2002,[24] many units underwent several upgrades, including, a new engine (908 hp), extensive armor addition, armored side skirts, fire control system with ballistics computer, infrared vision device, laser rangefinder, upgraded gun stabilizer.[25]
T-80 T-80U, Engineering Technologies 2010 international forum (2).jpg  Russia 34 1997 14 T-80UK and 20 T-80U purchased in 1997.[26]
Ramses II T-55 Egypt.jpg  Egypt ~425 2004- A significantly upgraded T-54/55. Though the initial prototype (T-54E) was delivered in 1984, full production did not begin until 2004-2005, an additional 140-160 are to be converted from stored T-55.
T-62 T-62M Kabul.JPG  Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
 Egypt
~500[22][25] 1971/1982/1995/2004 Underwent 3 upgrades, the 1st upgrade: RO-115 Mark I: developed in the early 1980s; the 2nd upgrade: T-62E Mark II: In the mid 1990s; the 3rd upgrade: RO-120 Mark III: developed in 2004.[25][27]
T-55 T-55H, Partner 2007.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
 Czechoslovakia
 Egypt
~800[22][25] 1961/1984/1997 Some upgrated since 1984.
Infantry Fighting Vehicle
EIFV EIFV Description.gif  Egypt 1,200 1997- Tracked IFV, it is an upgrade for the M113 consisting of additional armor, an improved engine, and the turret from an M2 Bradley.[28]
YPR-765 PRI Dutch YPR-765 in Afghanistan.jpg  United States
 Belgium
 Netherlands
1,030[22] 1996 Tracked IFV, European version of the American AIFV; purchased from Netherlands, equipped with the 25 mm KBA-B02 turret.
Fahd 280-30 Egyptian Armored personnel carrier 'Fahd'.jpg  Egypt 635 1986 4X4 IFV, equipped with the BMP-2 turret.
BMP-1 Bmp-1-DMSC9112086 JPG.jpg  Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
220[22] 1972 Amphibious tracked IFV.
Armored Personnel Carrier
M113A2 Egyptian M113 offloading from US Navy LCU.jpg  United States
 Egypt
~2,000 [29] 1980–2002 Tracked APC, uparmored and equipment with a protective shield for its 12.7 mm main weapon station.
BTR-50PK/BTR-50PKM BTR-50-latrun-1-2.jpg  Soviet Union 250[22] 1966/2004 Amphibious tracked APC, 500 were ordered in 1964 from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1965 and 1966 (the vehicles were possibly previously in Soviet service). 250 BTR-50PKs are currently in service, out of which 100 were upgraded to BTR-50PKM standard.
OT-62B Egyptian OT-62B APC.JPEG  Czechoslovakia ~200 1972 Amphibious tracked APC, some upgraded in Ukraine.[30]
OT-64A Tatra OT64 APC (1960) (Chzech) owned by David Froggatt pic01.JPG  Czechoslovakia
 Poland
200[22] 1973 Amphibious 8X8 APC, known also as OT-64C and fitted with the BRDM-2 turret.
BTR-60PB BTR-60PB DA-ST-89-06597.jpg  Soviet Union 200[22] 1970 Amphibious 8X8 APC, a few hundred BTR-60s and BTR-152s acquired before June 1967.[3] 650 BTR-60PBs were ordered in 1969 from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1970 and 1973. Currently 200 BTR-60PBs are in service.
BMR-600 Spanish Army BMR-600 DF-SD-04-06607.JPEG  Spain 260[22] 1986 Amphibious 6X6 APC.
BTR-152K BTR-152-latrun-3.jpg  Soviet Union 175[22] 1963 Amphibious 6X6 APC, out of 675 BTR-152s originally bought (relegated to Border Patrol). Also Egypt operated 120 BTR-152 converted into SPAAGs (See Egypt section for details) but withdrawn them from service in the middle of the 1980s.
Fahd 240 Egyptian Military Police in Alexandria.jpg  Egypt 410 1986 4X4 APC, some with BTM-208 turret and others with Milan AT launcher. Production ongoing
Walid MKII Arab Organization for Industrialization (logo).jpg Arab Organization for Industrialization 650 1966 4X4 Armoured border patrol vehicle.
BTR-40/SPW-40Chs BTR-40-latrun-2.jpg  Soviet Union 230[22] 1955/1991 Amphibious 4X4 APC, 350 were ordered from the Soviet Union in 1955 and delivered between 1955 and 1959. 30 SPW-40Chs were ordered in 1991 from Germany and delivered later that year (aid during the First Persian Gulf War). 200 in service at present (relegated to Border Patrol) + 30 for NBC protection and detection.
PTS-M PTS-2.JPG  Soviet Union Unknown 1973 Tracked amphibious personnel and cargo carrier.
Tank Destroyer
M901A3 M901-TOW-latrun-2.jpg  United States 52[22] 1986 Tracked tank destroyer.
Armored reconnaissance vehicle
RG-32M RG-32 Scouts.jpg  South Africa 180 2003 4X4 Full armor version, used for border patrol.
M981 FISTV  United States 72 1998 Artillery fire support team and observeration vehicle.
M1114 Bulgarian M1114 HMMWV in Kabul.JPG  United States 375 1995 4X4 Configured as forward artillery observation vehicle.
M1043 Warsaw Hummer 03.JPG  United States 350 1988 4X4 Configured as armored reconnaissance scout.
V150 Commando Cadillac Gage V-150 do Exército português.jpg  United States 180[22] 2001 4X4 Armored reconnaissance scout.
Cadillac Gage Commando Scout  United States 112[31] 1986 4X4 Armored reconnaissance scout.
BRDM-2 Szakal 108 bryglogisty 2.jpg  Soviet Union
 Poland
300[22] 1968 Amphibious 4X4 Armored reconnaissance scout. 100 of them are modernized to BRDM-2M96i standard by Poland in 2001.
Armoured Infantry mobility vehicle
Temsah APC  Egypt Unknown
Panthera T6  Egypt Unknown
Sherpa Festival automobile international 2012 - Renault Sherpa light Scout - 008.jpg  France 18 N/A Order placed in 2011.
REVA V Reva APC.jpg  South Africa N/A
REVA III  South Africa N/A
Casspir Casspir vehicle Ai101503g1.jpg  South Africa N/A
M1151 US Navy 060322-N-5438H-018 U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment along with Iraq Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion 1st Brigade 4th Division perform a routine patrol.jpg  United States 3890+ 1988- All variants: M998/ MM1038/ M-1043 utility and cargo vehicles, M1151 uparmored utility vehicle and M996/ MM1043 ambulance versions are included; (additional 575 M1043 are on order). AOI has a project of fitting HMMWVs with anti armor weaponry, options include: TOW, Milan, or HOT missiles.[29]
Tiger Kader-120 Italian military Iveco 40.10WM.jpg  Italy
 Egypt
650 1998 4X4 Armored multirole military vehicle (Locally built).[32][33][34][35]
Hotspur HUSSARD  United Kingdom
 Northern Ireland
 Egypt
110 1986 6X6 Armored patrol vehicle.

Field support[edit]

  • M577 Tracked field command vehicle (280)
  • M548 Unarmored tracked support and cargo vehicle (275)
  • M992 Armored tracked artillery ammunition support vehicle for the M-109 (250)

Engineering[edit]

Amphibious bridging[edit]

Mine dispensers / clearance[edit]

Logistics and utility[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Variant Number Comment
Military vehicle
HETS HET tractor.jpg
M911and M747.jpg
 United States
 Egypt


 United States
Truck Tractor Model 1070 (8x8)



Model 911 (8x8)
320+



450
Produced under license[60]
MTVR LOWBOY WITH MTVR.jpg  United States Truck Tractor Model MK31 (6x6) 350[61]
PLS Palletized load system.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model M1075 (10x10)
Model M1074 (10x10)
90
110
HEMTT HEMTT Wrecker and Cargo.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model M985 (8x8)
Model M978 (8x8)
Model M977 (8x8)
500[61]
75[61]
350[61]
MAZ MAZ-543 truck for transporting warhead.JPG  Soviet Union Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model 543 (8x8) 250
ZiL ZiL-135 - Pütnitz.jpg  Soviet Union Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model 135 (8x8) 380
Ural Ural-5323.jpg  Russia Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model 5323 (8x8) 550
MTVR Mk-36-wrecker-camp-foster-okinawa-2005.jpg  United States Very Heavy Truck
(10+ tonnes)
Model MK36 (8x8) 250[61]
MTVR MTVR.jpg  United States Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model MK27 (6x6) 450[61]
M939 US Marine Corps 030224-M-XT622-034 USMC M923 (6X6) 5-ton cargo truck heads a convoy departing Camp Matilda, Kuwait crop.jpg  United States Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model M931 (6x6)
Model M927 (6x6)
Model M923 (6x6)
Model M818 (6x6)
275
600
600
560
M54 REFORGER 1991, M54 Truck unloading.jpg  United States Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
(6x6) 950 US army surplus
Scania Tgb40.jpg  Sweden Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model SBA111 (6x6) 590
FAP FAP 2228 1.jpg
FAP 2026 BS AVG.JPG
 Serbia




 Yugoslavia
Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model 2228 (6x6)




Model 2026 (6x6)
650




860
KrAZ Iraqi KrAZ trucks.jpg
KrAZ 255.JPG
 Ukraine




 Soviet Union
Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model 6322 (6x6)




Model 255 (6x6)
250




850
Ural Engineering Technologies - 2012 (2-35).jpg
Ural375 nva.jpg
 Soviet Union
 Egypt



 Soviet Union
Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model 4320 (6x6)




Model 375D (6x6)
3,500+




2,750
Locally built, ongoing production
ZiL ZIL-131 in Malbork.jpg  Soviet Union Heavy Truck
(5+ tonnes)
Model 131 (6x6) 1,800
MTVR MTVRs.jpg  United States Medium Truck
(2+ tonnes)
Model Mk25 (4x4)
Model Mk23 (4x4)
950[61]
550[61]
M35 M35.jpg  United States Medium Truck
(2+ tonnes)
(6x6) 1,050 US army surplus
FAP FAP1118 2.jpg  Serbia Medium Truck
(2+ tonnes)
Model 1118 (4x4) 1,250
Pegaso Pegaso 3046 cisterna Ejército español.JPG  Spain Medium Truck
(2+ tonnes)
Model 3046 (4x4) 9,850
GAZ GAZ-66 truck.JPG  Soviet Union Medium Truck
(2+ tonnes)
Model 66 (4x4) 5,100
HMMWV US Navy 060322-N-5438H-018 U.S. Army soldiers assigned to the Bravo Battery 3rd Battalion 320th Field Artillery Regiment along with Iraq Army soldiers from the 1st Battalion 1st Brigade 4th Division perform a routine patrol.jpg  United States
Arab Organization for Industrialization (logo).jpg Arab Organization for Industrialization
Light Truck
(.5+ tonnes)
M998 (4X4)
M1038 (4X4)
M1043 (4X4)
M1151 (4X4)
M996 (4X4)
M1043 (4X4)
675
450
510+575
1,040
150
140
Utility and cargo carrier
Utility and cargo carrier
Utility and cargo carrier; additional 575 M1043 are on order.
Uparmored utility vehicle
Mini ambulance
Maxi ambulance
* Arab Organization for Industrialization has a project of fitting HMMWVs with anti armor weaponry, options include: TOW, Milan, or HOT missiles.[29]
M274 M274 with M40 in AAFM.jpg  United States Light Truck
(.5+ tonnes)
(4x4) 1,500
G-Class Puch G Bundesheer.jpg  Germany
 Egypt
Utility vehicle (4x4) 3,910+[32] Production ongoing
Jeep CJ Nohvcc4.jpg  United States
 Egypt
Utility vehicle (4x4) Jeep CJ7
Jeep CJ8
Jeep TJ
Jeep JK
Jeep J8
10,650[32] Locally built.
M151 MUTT JeepFrontM151.jpg  United States Utility vehicle (4x4) 4,750
Trailers
M1076  United States Flatbed (6x6) 70
M1000 trailer  United States
 Egypt
Flatbed (10x10) 320+ Produced under license.[62]
M 970A1  United States Refueler (4x4) 175
M746 trailer  United States Flatbed (8x8) 450


Missile and rocket[edit]

The Egyptian ballistic missile development program apparently continues, with steadfast technological progress since the late 1950s after the construction of Jabal Hamzah ballistic missile test and launch facility to conduct test fires on Al Zafir and Al Kahir SRBMs.[63][64] The RS-120 Tactical Ballistic Missile Program is still in the developmental stage and should be shortly replacing the Frog-7 and supplementing the Sakr 80; by having a range of 120 km, it would be considered as an intermediate system between the battlefield range ballistic missile system and the theater ballistic missile system. Should, however, there be a dramatic change in its political climate and financial resources, Egypt possesses the technological and personnel resources to produce a Scud B/C, Al Badr and Project-T and could possibly acquire the Nodong missile technology.[65] [66][67]

Theater ballistic missile[edit]

Name Type Origin Range Comment
Ballistic missile
Project-T Short-range ballistic missile  Egypt 450 km[65] Based on the Soviet SS-1 “Scud B” build with North Korean Assistance, 25 launchers more than 90 missiles[22][67]
Scud-B Short-range ballistic missile  Soviet Union 300 km 9 launchers, unknown number of missiles [67]
Sakr-80 Battlefield range ballistic missile  Egypt 80 km (360 units/60 launchers [3 missiles per launchers])(Indegenious design)[68][69]
FROG-7 Battlefield range ballistic missile  Soviet Union 70 km 12 launchers.

Artillery[edit]

Self propelled howitzers[edit]

Self propelled mortars[edit]

Field artillery[edit]

Howitzers[edit]

  • D-20 152 mm towed field gun howitzer (150)
  • D-30M 122 mm towed field howitzer (600) (Manufactured locally - production as needed)[74]

Field guns[edit]

  • S-23 180 mm towed field heavy gun (24)
  • GH 52 155 mm towed field gun w/APU (400) (Being manufactured locally under license - production as needed)[75]
  • M-46 130 mm towed field gun (420) (Manufactured locally - production as needed)[76]
  • Type 59-1M 130 mm towed field gun (150)
  • D-74 122 mm towed field gun (148)
  • Type 60 122 mm towed field gun (148)
  • M1944 100 mm towed field gun (200)

Mortars[edit]

Training artillery[edit]

Howitzers and field guns[edit]
  • ML-20 152 mm towed field howitzer (100) - Retained for training
  • M-30 122 mm towed field howitzer (200) - Retained for training
  • A-19 122 mm towed field gun (50) - Retained for training
Mortars[edit]

Stored artillery[edit]

  • D-20 152 mm towed field gun howitzer (120)
  • D-1 152 mm towed field howitzer (150)
  • ML-20 152 mm towed field howitzer (100)
  • M-30 122 mm towed field howitzer (150)

Multiple rocket launcher[edit]

  • VAP-80: 80 mm towed/self propelled non-guided rocket system of 12 tubes arranged in 3 rows of 4: Range: 8 km: (250 launcher units)[81]
  • RL-812 TLC 107 mm towed non-guided rocket system of 12 tubes arranged in 3 rows of 4: Range 9 km: (96 launcher units)[82][83]
  • PRL81: 107 mm non-guided rocket system of a single tube based on a tripod stand: Range: 8 km, Egyptian modified version of the Type 63 multiple rocket launcher: (250 launcher units)[83][84]
  • Sakr-4 also known as PRL111:122 mm non-guided rocket system of a single tube based on a tripod stand: Range: 10.8 km: (120 launcher units)[68][85]
  • Sakr-8:122 mm non-guided rocket system of 2 or 3 tubes based on a tripod stand or a Jeep: Range: 10.8 km, Egyptian modified version of the BM21: (48 launcher units)
  • Sakr-10:122 mm self-propelled non-guided rocket system of 4 tubes arranged in 2 rows of 2 on a tripod stand or a Jeep: Range: 10.8 km, Egyptian modified version of the BM-21: (50 Launcher Units)[68]
  • BM-21 122 mm non-guided rocket system of 40 tubes arranged in 4 rows of 10: Range: 20.8 km: (215 launcher units)
  • Sakr-18 (Known as RL-21):122 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system of 30 tubes arranged in 3 rows of 10: Range: 20.8 km, Egyptian modified version of the BM21: (72 launcher units)[68]
  • Sakr-30 (Known as RC-21):122 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system of 40 tubes arranged in 4 rows of 10: Range: 30 km, Egyptian modified version of the BM-21: (130 launcher units)[68]
  • Sakr-36: 122 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system of 40 tubes arranged in 4 rows of 10: Range: 36 km, enhanced range Egyptian modified version of the BM-21(50 launcher units)[68]
  • M-51 130 mm self-propelled non-guided rocket system of 16 tubes arranged in 4 rows of 4: Range 8.2 km (36 launcher units)[86]
  • K-136 Kooryong: 130mm 36-round multiple rocket launch system (36 Launchers) (Range: 36 km)
  • Sakr-45: 227 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system, Range: 45 km, Egyptian licensed built version of the M270 rocket combined with the traditional Sakr-36 6X6 launching truck system of 12 tubes arranged in 2 rows of 6 (20 launcher units)
  • M270: 227 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system of 12 tubes arranged in 2 rows of 6: (48 launcher units)
    • Range with M26 rocket ammunition: 32 km
    • Range with M26A1/A2 ammunition: 45 km
    • Range with M30 ammunition: 45 km
  • BM-24: 240 mm self-propelled battlefield rocket system of 12 tubes arranged in 2 rows of 6: Range 11 km (48 launcher units)[87][88]

Air defense[edit]

System Image Origin Number Comment
Air defence
MIM-104 Patriot Patriot System 2.jpg  United States 4
Buk-M1 Buk-M1-2 9A310M1-2.jpg  Russia N/A Egypt in 1971 to see Kub in operation.[89]
Buk-M2 Engineering Technologies - 2012 (1-45).jpg  Russia N/A
Tor-M1 Tor-M1 SAM (2).jpg  Russia 16
Tor-M2 Tor M2E maks2009.jpg  Russia N/A
Crotale Egyptian Crotale.JPEG  France N/A
Pechora-2M Independence Day Parade - Flickr - Kerri-Jo (87).jpg  Soviet Union N/A
SA-2 Sa-2camo.jpg  Soviet Union N/A
Tayer el-Sabah SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.JPEG  Egypt
 Soviet Union
N/A Egyptian version of SA-2.
2K12 Kub Sa6 1.jpg  Soviet Union 56
Strela-2 SA-7.jpg  Soviet Union N/A
Strela-1 Soviet SA-9 Gaskin.jpg  Soviet Union 20
Igla 9K338 Igla-S (NATO-Code - SA-24 Grinch).jpg  Soviet Union N/A
Shilka ZSU-23-4 Shilka 01.jpg  Soviet Union N/A
ZSU-57-2 ZSU-57-2 Hun 2010 02.jpg  Soviet Union N/A
Nile 23 Zu-23-2-belarus.jpg  Egypt
 Soviet Union
N/A Upgraded version of the ZU-23-2 twin 23 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft guns radar guided (148) with

Sakr Eye SAM 2X2 on M113

Sinai 23 Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg  Egypt
 Soviet Union
N/A Upgraded version of the ZU-23-2 twin 23 mm self-propelled anti-aircraft guns radar guided with

Stinger SAM (3X2) (72) on M113

ZPU ZPU morrocan.jpg  Soviet Union N/A
M53/59 Praga PLdvK 53 59 TMB detail.jpg  Czechoslovakia N/A
MIM-23 Hawk Nellis to host 21th annual air defense system forum, 2010.jpg  United States N/A
MIM-72 Chaparral MIM-72 Chaparral 07.jpg  United States N/A
AN/TWQ-1 Avenger Avenger missile.jpg  United States N/A
Stinger FIM-92 Stinger USMC.JPG  United States N/A
SLAMRAAM AIM-120 AMRAAM P6230147.JPG  United States N/A [90]
M163 VADS M163 VADS.JPEG  United States 108
Amoun Skyguard-Sparrow Misslie Launcher Display at Chih Hang Air Force Base Apron 20130601a.jpg  Egypt N/A

future of air defense[edit]

System Image Origin Number Comment
Air defence
S-400 Triumf S-400 Triumf-34.jpg  Russia N/A Egypt has expressed its interest in buying S-400 systems.[91]
Pantsir-S1 Bronnitsy - 01 - Pantsir-S1 SAM.jpg  Russia N/A There is a definite possibility to contract Bantsr feed 1 to protect platforms S-300VM.


  • ZU-23-2 upgraded twin 23 mm stationary or towed radar guided AA gun system (Manufactured locally)[92] (650)
  • M1939 37 mm anti-aircraft guns with upgraded radar guidance (700)
  • S-60 57 mm anti-aircraft guns with upgraded radar guidance (600)
  • M1939 85 mm anti-aircraft guns with upgraded radar guidance (400)
  • KS-19 100 mm anti-aircraft guns with upgraded radar guidance (200)
  • KS-30 130 mm anti-aircraft guns with upgraded radar guidance (120)

Gallery[edit]

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