Equipment of the Egyptian Army

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

Infantry Weapons[edit]

Small Arms[edit]

Name Image Origin Type Caliber Comment
Small arms
Tokarev TT-33 TT 1.jpg  USSR Semi-automatic pistol 7.62×25mm
Helwan Beretta1951.JPG  Italy
Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm Produced under license by the Ministry of Military Production, Factory 54[1]
Helwan 920 Beretta 92 FS.gif  Italy
Semi-automatic pistol 9×19mm 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 9×19mm 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 5.56×45mm Used by Sa'ka Forces & Unit 777
Beretta AR70/90 2june 2007 209.jpg  Italy Assault rifle 5.56×45mm
AK-47 (AKA: MISR) AK-47 type II Part DM-ST-89-01131.jpg  Soviet Union
Assault rifle 7.62×39mm
Maadi AKM automatkarbin, Ryssland - 7,62x39mm - Armémuseum.jpg  Egypt Assault rifle 7.62×39mm 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 5.56×45mm Used by M1A1 crews
M4 PEO M4 Carbine RAS M68 CCO.jpg  United States Carbine 5.56×45mm Used by Paratroopers
SIG Sauer SIG516 SIG SG 516 14.5″.jpg  United States
Assault rifle 5.56×45mm Used by Rapid Deployment Forces (Egypt).
CZ-805 BREN Cz805.png  Czech Republic Assault rifle 5.56×45mm / 7.62×39mm
Beretta ARX 160 Beretta ARX-160, Interpolitex 2012.jpg  Italy Assault rifle 5.56×45mm / 7.62×39mm Used by Navy Thunderbolt Forces
M134 Minigun DAM134DT.png  United States General Purpose Machine Gun 7.62×51mm
RPD LMG-RPD-44.jpg  Soviet Union
Light machine gun 7.62×39mm Produced locally under license. (See RPD page)
FN Minimi M249 FN MINIMI DA-SC-85-11586 c1.jpg  Belgium
Light machine gun 5.56×45mm Produced locally under license.[5]
RPK[6] Machine Gun RPK.jpg  Soviet Union Light machine gun 7.62×39mm
PK/PKM/PKMS[7] 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG  Soviet Union General purpose machine gun 7.62×54 mm
M60E4 M60GPMG.jpeg  United States General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm Also known as Mk43
FN MAG M240-1.jpg  Belgium
General purpose machine gun 7.62×51mm Produced locally under license[8][9] (See FN MAG page)
SG-43 Goryunov SGM DD-ST-85-01258.jpg  Soviet Union
Medium machine gun 7.62×54mmR Produced locally
DShK Doushka desert.jpg  Soviet Union Heavy machine gun 12.7×108mm
NSV 12,7 NSV Turku 3.JPG  Russia Heavy machine gun 12.7×108mm Used by T-80 crews
M2HB Machine gun M2 1.jpg  United States Heavy machine gun 12.7×99mm
KPV 14,5-мм счетверенная зенитная пулеметная установка конструкции Лещинского ЗПУ-4 (4).jpg  Soviet Union Heavy machine gun 14.5×114mm See KPV page
Dragunov SVD[10] Interpolitex 2013 (536-15).jpg  Soviet Union Sniper rifle 7.62×54mmR
Accuracy International AWM L115A3 sniper rifle.jpg  United Kingdom Sniper rifle .300 Winchester Magnum
PSG1 H&K PSG-1 Sniper Rifle.jpg  Germany Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm
M40A3 M-40A3.jpg  United States Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm
SIG Sauer SSG 3000 SIG Sauer SSG 3000.jpg   Switzerland Sniper rifle 7.62×51mm
M82 M82A1 barrett.jpeg  United States Anti-materiel rifle .50 caliber
MK19 MK19-02.jpg  United States
Automatic grenade launcher 40×53mm Manufactured locally.[11][12]
Maadi GL M203 1.jpg  United States
Underbarrel grenade launcher 40×46mm Manufactured locally [13][14]
M79 M79 afmil.jpg  United States Single shot grenade launcher 40×46mm

Anti-Tank and Missile[edit]

Recoilless Rifles[edit]

Name Image Origin Number Comment
Recoilless rifle
M40[citation needed] 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  Egypt 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-13 Saxhorn-2 Antitank missile system Metis-M1.jpg  Soviet Union UNKNOWN anti-tank missile, mounted on armoured personnel carriers purchased in 2014
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  Egypt 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


System Image Origin Number Comment
M240 240 mm mortar M-240-4043.JPG  Soviet Union 24 240mm
M1943 160mm Mortar M1943 003.jpg  Soviet Union 160 160mm
M-43 120 mm regimental mortar M1943.jpg  Soviet Union 240 120mm
2B11 Sani LT 2B11.jpg  Soviet Union 300 120mm
Helwan UK-2 120mm HM-38, 120mm UB M52A kalemegdan.jpg  Soviet Union 600 120 mm, Egyptian version of the M-43[19]
M30 M30 mortar at the War Remnants Museum.jpg  United States 390 107 mm
2B14 Podnos 2B14 Podnos at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum.jpg  Soviet Union 750 82 mm
Helwan M-69 Zagan 82 mm moździerz wz 37.jpg  Soviet Union 1,250 82 mm, Egyptian version of the 82-PM-37
M252 M252 mortar usmc.jpg  United Kingdom 1,750 81 mm mortar system
M224 Mortar M224 mortar firing.jpg  United States 1,800 60 mm mortar system
Helwan  China 2,500 60 mm, Egyptian modified variant of the Chinese Type 63-1 [20][21][22]
Training Mortars[edit]
System Image Origin Number Comment
Training Mortars
M1938 2009-11-22-seelower-hoehen-by-Ralf-10.jpg  USSR 100 120 mm.
2B14 Podnos 2B14 Podnos at "Engineering Technologies 2010" forum.jpg  Soviet Union 100 82 mm



Model Image Origin Type Version Number Period Details
M1 Abrams News Photo 980120-A-0000K-002.jpg  United States
Main Battle Tank M1A1 1,130 1992- All in active service.[23]
M60 Patton M60 A3 (7527994088).jpg  United States
Main Battle Tank M60A3
1979- All in active service.[23]
T-62 T-62M Kabul.JPG  Soviet Union
Main Battle Tank RO-162 500[24] 2004- 200 in active service, 300 in storage[23]
T-55 T-55 Egypt.jpg  Soviet Union
Main Battle Tank T-55B
Ramses II
2004- All in storage[23]


Model Image Origin Type Version Number Details
Caiman Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq.jpg  United States MRAP CAT II (6x6) 468 In May 2016, Egypt received its first shipment of a total of 762 MRAP vehicles from the United States, which arrived in the port of Alexandria for delivery to the Egyptian military.[25]
RG-33 photo essay 070824-N-2855B-120.jpg  United States MRAP Total
This new capability will be used to combat terrorism and promote stability in the region, where the heavily armored vehicles are specifically designed to protect soldiers from blasts from IEDs, landmines, and from other types of attacks.
International MaxxPro M1249 military recovery vehicle debut DVIDS378055.jpg  United States MRAP Recovery Vehicle MaxxPro MRV 12 The delivery is part of the US Department of Defense’s Excess Defense Articles grant program.[26]

Infantry Fighting Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Version Number Details
EIFV EIFV Description.gif  Egypt Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1,200+ Developed in 1997. It is an upgrade for the M113 consisting of additional armor, an improved engine, and the turret from an M2 Bradley.[27]
YPR-765 PRI Dutch YPR-765 in Afghanistan.jpg  Netherlands
Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1,030 European version of the American AIFV equipped with the 25mm KBA-B02 turret. 390 units were purchased from Netherlands in 1996 with further 640 from Belgium in x.
BMP-1 Bmp-1-DMSC9112086 JPG.jpg  Soviet Union Infantry Fighting Vehicle 220 Purchased in 1972. All in storage since the mid 90s.

Armored Personnel Carriers[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Version Number Details
M113 Egyptian M113 offloading from US Navy LCU.jpg
M577 command vehicle.jpg
M548 (7527992146).jpg
 United States
Armored Personnel Carrier
Tank Destroyer
Tracked field command vehicle
Tracked support and cargo vehicle
Artillery fire support vehicle
Purchased between 1980 and 2002, the APC version was upgraded by Egypt and equipment with a protective shield for its 12.7mm main weapon station.
BTR-50 BTR-50-latrun-1-2.jpg  Soviet Union
Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-50PKM
500 were ordered in 1964 from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1965 and 1966. 500 BTR-50's are currently in service and were upgraded by 2014 to BTR-50PKM standard by Minotor of Belurus with new engines, transmissions and night vision equipment. A similar upgrade is to be performed on 200 OT-62's. These are likely to remain in service for many years.
OT-62 TOPAS Egyptian OT-62B APC.JPEG  Czechoslovakia
Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier OT-62B
Purchased in 1972. 200 units were upgraded by Ukraine to the OT-62B standard in 2010.[28]
PTS Amphibious1b Zamárdi.jpg  Soviet Union Amphibious Personnel Carrier PTS-M  ? Purchased in 1973.
Pegaso BMR Spanish Army BMR-600 DF-SD-04-06607.JPEG  Spain Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier BMR-600 260[29] Purchased in 1986.
OT-64 SKOT Tatra OT64 APC (1960) (Chzech) owned by David Froggatt pic01.JPG  Czechoslovakia
Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier OT-64C 250 250 were purchased from Czechoslovakia with all the units subsequently being upgraded to OT-64C standard by Poland.
BTR-60 BTR-60PB DA-ST-89-06597.jpg  Soviet Union Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-60PB 200 Originally as small number was bought in June 1967 for evaluation, with a subsequent order for 650 units placed in 1969 and delivered between 1970 and 1973. A number of machines were lost during the Yom Kippur War, and with time others were retired, so that only 200 units are still in operation today.
BTR-152 BTR-152-latrun-3.jpg  Soviet Union Armored Personnel Carrier BTR-152K 175[29] 675 units were bought since 1952 from the Soviet Union, but this number shrank quickly due to the losses suffered in the 6 Day War and the Yom Kippur War. By the mid 1980s it was determined that the machines were obsolete for frontline duty and were withdrawn to the Border Patrol. Retirement of these units continued, so that there were only 175 left by 2013, with the remainder to be retired by 2020, probably in favor of RG-32 Scout.
RG-32 Scout RG-32 Scouts.jpg  South Africa Armored Personnel Carrier RG-32M 180 Bought in 2003 for border patrol. Likely will replace all BTR-152.
HMMWV M1151.jpg  United States Armored Personnel Carrier
Artillery Observation Vehicle
Purchases began in 1995.
Fahd Egyptian Military Police in Alexandria.jpg  Egypt Armored Personnel Carrier
Armored Medevac
Tank Destroyer
Armored Command Post
Infantry Fighting Vehicle
Fahd 240
Fahd 240
Fahd 240
Fahd 240
Fahd 280
Developed in partnership with West German firm Thyssen-Henschel, with production starting 1986 and ending in 2010. 800 vehicles were produced, including a single infantry fighting vehicle which was rejected by the Egyptian Army due to its height (a drawback in a flat, open terrain like a desert). The tank destroyer variant is equipped with MILAN AT missiles.
Panthera Panthera T6 - Egyptian Army.jpg  Egypt
 United Arab Emirates
Armored Personnel Carrier Panthera T6 2000-3000 [30] Produced locally by Egyptian company Eagles Defence International Systems (EDIS).[31]
Nimr Lebanese airborne nimr4x4.png  United Arab Emirates Armored Personnel Carrier unknown Appeared for the first time during the 42nd anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
Timsah  Egypt Armored Personal Carrier unknown Fully designed and produced in domestic military factories. Its maximum capacity is 2 crew and 6 passengers. The vehicle has a B6 armour protection level which offers all-round protection against 7.62mm rounds as well as grenades and certain types of explosives. It is armed with an externally mounted 7.62mm machine gun and a 40-mm grenade launcher. Other versions can be used for electronic and wireless jamming purposes.
Casspir Casspir vehicle Ai101503g1.jpg  South Africa Armored Personnel Carrier unknown
Walid  Egypt Armored Personnel Carrier Walid MKII 650 Production started in 1966 and of the units are assigned to border patrol.
Sherpa Festival automobile international 2012 - Renault Sherpa light Scout - 008.jpg  France Armored Personnel Carrier 173
Hotspur HUSSARD  United Kingdom Armored Personnel Carrier 110 Purchased in 1986 for use by military police.
Tiger Kader-120 Italian military Iveco 40.10WM.jpg  Italy
Armored Personnel Carrier
Armored ambulance
License for production was bought from Italy in 1998.[32][33][34][35]
BTR-40 BTR-40-latrun-2.jpg  Soviet Union
Armored Personnel Carrier
NBC protection and detection
Egypt's first arms purchase. In 1955 350 were ordered from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1955 and 1959. Further 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.
Cadillac Gage Commando Cadillac Gage V-150 do Exército português.jpg  United States Armored Reconnaissance Scout
Armored Reconnaissance Scout
Commando Scout
The Scout variant was bought in 1986 while the V150 was bought in 2001 from the US Army which was retiring them in favor of the new M1117.
BRDM-2 Szakal 108 bryglogisty 2.jpg  Soviet Union
Armored Reconnaissance Scout BRDM-2M96i

Purchased in 1968 from USSR, 100 of them were modernized by Poland in 2001.

Artillery and Missile Systems[edit]

The Egyptian ballistic missile development program started in 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.[37][38] 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 and Project-T missiles.[39][40][41]

Model Image Origin Type Version Number Period Details
Scud Front view of a Soviet made MAZ-543-TEL for SCUD missiles.jpeg  Soviet Union
 North Korea
Short-range ballistic missile Project-T
The Project-T variant utilized the Scud launcher with a new missile which was developed by Egypt with North Korean assistance, increasing its range from original 300 km to 450 km. More than 90 Project-T missiles were also made while the amount of the Scud-B missiles today is unknown.[42][29][41]
FROG-7 FROG-7.JPEG  Soviet Union
Battlefield range ballistic missile Sakr-80[43][44]
Sakr-80 is an indigenous design based on a FROG-7 system that was purchased from Soviet Union. The difference between the two is that the newer Sakr-80 is designed to carry 3 missiles with the range of 80 km while the original FROG-7 can carry only one missile with the range 70 km.
M270 MLRS 05.jpg  United States
MRL 270mm M270
Range dependent on the type of ammunition used:
*Range with M26 rocket 32 km
*Range with M26A1/A2 rocket 45 km
*Range with M30 rocket 70 km
Egypt also developed a wheeled based MRL called Sakr-45 which also uses the M270 rockets; it is not unlike the American HIMARS.
K-136 Kooryong 2014.2.24 육군 5포병여단 K-136 130mm 다련장로켓 사격훈련 Republic of Korea Army 5th Artillery Brigade (12782973375).jpg  Republic of Korea MRL 130mm 36 2004- Purchased in 2004, range 36 km.
BM-21 BM-21Ural-375D.jpg
 Soviet Union
MRL 122mm Sakr-36
*Range 36 km
*Range 30 km
*Range 20 km
*Range 20 km
*Range 10 km
*Range 10 km
*Range 10 km
Egypt purchased the original 215 units from the Soviet Union and a domestic production license renaming all the future machines Sakr. Sark-4 are tripod-based units, while Sakr-10 and Sakr-8 are jeep-mounted units, and the rest are truck-mounted units.
BM-24 BM-24M-5205.JPG  Soviet Union MRL 240mm 48[46][47] Range 11 km. All in storage awaiting disposal.
RM-51 Czechoslovak 130mm rocket launcher Raketomet vz. 51.jpg  Czechoslovakia MRL 130mm 36[48] 1957- 50 delivered between 1957 and 1958.[49] Range 8 km. All in storage awaiting disposal.
Type 63 H12 Type 63 multiple rocket launcher.JPG  China
MRL 107mm RL-812 TLC
Egypt modernized 96 units increasing their range to 9 km from the original 8 km.
VAP-80  Egypt MRL 80mm 250[53] Tripod mounted indigenous Egyptian design, range 8 km.
M110 203mm Self-Propelled Howitzer M110A2.JPG  United States Self-propelled howitzer 203mm M110A2 144[54][55] 1996- Purchased from US in 1996.
M109 Egyptian M109 during Operation Bright Star 2005.jpg  United States
Self-propelled howitzer 155mm
SPH 122
SPH 122 are locally assembled howitzers based on M109A2 chassis, but instead of utilizing the 155 mm gun the 122 mm D-30 gun is fitted in instead.[56][57]
M992 M992A2 FAASV.jpg  United States Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle 250 Designed to support the self-propelled howitzer, purchased from US along with the M109A5s.
M120 GIs in Konar Province -b.jpg  Soviet Union
Self-propelled mortar 120mm 120 Built on a T-55 chasse with the turret replaced by a mount fitted with an 120-PM-43 mortar.
M113 mortar carrier M113-mortar-carrier-id2008-1.jpg  Netherlands
 United States
Self-propelled mortar 107mm
Self-propelled mortar 82mm


S-23 S-23-180mm-beyt-hatotchan-4.jpg  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 180 mm 24 Most likely use in coastal defense.
GH 52 155 K 98 Lippujuhlan päivä 2014 3.JPG  Finland
Towed Artillery 155 mm 400[58] Being manufactured locally under license, likely to replace aging 152 mm and 130 mm artillery.
D-20 Howitzer D-20.jpg  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 152 mm 144[59] 150 purchased
D-1 152 mm howitzer M1943 (D-1) museum on Sapun Mountain Sevastopol 1.jpg  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 152 mm 72[59] 1952- 150 purchased, kept in storage.
ML-20 152mm ml20 hameenlinna 2.jpg  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 152 mm 36[59] 1952- 100 purchased, kept in storage.
M-46 Iraqi Type 59 130 mm field gun.JPEG  Soviet Union
Towed Artillery 130 mm M-46
Type 59-1M
1952- Egypt bought the license to produce M-46 from USSR.[60]
D-30 D-30 howitzer.jpg  Soviet Union
Towed Artillery 122 mm D-30M 156[59] Egypt bought production license and will likely use it to replace completely the older 122 mm models that are now stored due to age.
D-74 Battery of damaged Iraqi artillery in southern Iraq 1991-03-27.JPEG  Soviet Union
Towed Artillery 122 mm D-74
Type 60
M-30 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) museum on Sapun Mountain Sevastopol 1.jpg  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 122 mm 359[59] Some used for training the rest are stored.
A-19 122 mm gun (A-19) displayed at the Museum of Heroic Defense and Liberation of Sevastopol on Sapun Mountain.JPG  Soviet Union Towed Artillery 122 mm 36[59] All are stored.
BS-3 BS-3-batey-haosef-1.jpg  Soviet Union Towed AT-Gun 100 mm 200[59] 1952- All are stored.
T-122  Egypt Self-propelled howitzer 122 mm - 1968-1975 T-34/85 Tanks with new constructed Turret to fit the 122 mm M1938 howitzer.
T-100  Egypt Self-propelled AT-Gun 100 mm - 1968-1975 T-34/85 Tanks with new constructed Turret to fit the 100 mm M1944 AT-Gun.
ISU-152  Soviet Union Self-propelled AT-Gun 152 mm - 1955-1973
SU-100  Soviet Union Self-propelled AT-Gun 152 mm SU-100
- 1952-1976

Engineering Vehicles[edit]

Model Image Origin Type Number Details
M88 Alpha Company tank mechanics maintain 70–ton armored beasts 110813-M-PE262-001.jpg  United States
Armoured recovery vehicle 308[61] In 1992 Egypt bought 221 M88A1 recovery vehicles for its M1A1 tanks, then in 1997 Egypt bought further 24 M88A2 but also obtaining the right for domestic manufacture. 50 M88A2 units were produces in the first batch, with further 13 produced in the second batch in 2002.[62]
YPR-765-PRBRG [2]  Netherlands Armoured recovery vehicle 38 Bought along with the YPR-765 IFV
M579 [3]  United States Armoured recovery vehicle 72
BREM-2 BREM-2 in Kubinka.jpg  Soviet Union Armoured recovery vehicle 36
M578 M578-ARV-latrun-2.jpg  United States Armoured recovery vehicle 48
BTS-4A Israeli-modified VT-55A or VT-55KS, Yad la-Shiryon Museum 2.jpg  Soviet Union Armoured recovery vehicle 52
M984 HEMTT M984 Wrecker.jpg  United States Recovery vehicle 210
M728 CEV M728 Combat Engineer Vehicles with mine rakes.jpg  United States Combat engineer vehicle 72 Bought from the old U.S. Army Europe stock in the 1990s.
BAT-2  Soviet Union Combat engineer vehicle 72[63]
M104 Wolverine M104 Wolverine.jpg  United States Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 6 Bought as an option along with the Abrams tank.
M60A1 AVLB M60A1 Armored Vehicle Landing Bridge.jpg  United States Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 36 Bought along with other M60 tanks.
MT-55 K/L MT-55 Militärtag - Uffenheim - 2015 .jpg  Soviet Union Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 48
MTU-20 MTU-20-latrun-2.jpg  Soviet Union Armoured vehicle-launched bridge 56[64]
TMM-3 [4]  Soviet Union Motorized Bridge 96[65] Based on the KrAZ-255 it was the standard motorized bridge of USSR in the 70s that Egypt bought in the same decade. It is believed that all units are still combat capable.
TMM-1 [5]  Soviet Union Motorized Bridge 70[65] Based on the ZiL-157 it was the standard motorized bridge of USSR in the 60s that Egypt bought in the same decade, but today its serviceability is highly doubtful due to its age.
TPP [6]  Soviet Union Mobile Treadway Bridge 94[66] Based on the ZiL-151 it was the standard treadway system of USSR in the 50s that Egypt bought in the 60s, but today its serviceability is highly doubtful due to its age.
PMP ППС-84 понтонный парк специальный 1.JPG  Soviet Union Floating Bridge 42 Uses KrAZ-255 for transportation.
GSP-55 GSP-55 02.JPG  Soviet Union Amphibious Tracked Ferry 86[66][67][68]
PMM-2 [7]  Ukraine Pontoon Bridger 56[64][69] Bought from Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union.[70]
BMK-T  Soviet Union Bridging Boats 48
BMK-150M  Soviet Union Bridging Boats 48
BMK-130M  Soviet Union Bridging Boats 48
Fahd Egyptian Armored personnel carrier 'Fahd'.jpg  Egypt Minelayer 75[71][72]
Nather-1/2 [8]  Soviet Union Minelayer 260 A Soviet UMZ system that could be carried by any 6×4 truck, its successor in the Soviet Union became the GMZ.[73]
Fateh 2/3/4 [9]  Soviet Union
Mine clearer 340[71][72] Based on the Soviet T-55 chasse with two Mine-clearing line charges.
PZM-2 PZM-2 02.JPG  Ukraine Trencher 48[74] Bought from Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union.[75]
MDK-2M  Soviet Union Trencher 36[76][77]
M9 ACE M9 ACE Vehicle.JPG  United States 120
Caterpillar D9 IDF-D9-Zachi-Evenor-001.jpg  United States 250
Caterpillar D7 2 uparmored D7s.jpg  United States 240[78]
Caterpillar 930G Caterpillar 930G Front View.jpg  United States Front end loader 270
  • PZM-2 Ditcher (36)[79]

Amphibious bridging[edit]

Utility Vehicles[edit]

Name Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
M274 M274 with M40 in AAFM.jpg  United States All-terrain vehicle 1,500
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
Utility vehicle M998
Utility and cargo carrier
Utility and cargo carrier
Utility and cargo carrier; additional 575 M1043 are on order.
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.[84]
G-Class Puch G Bundesheer.jpg  Germany
Utility vehicle 3,910+[32] Production ongoing
Jeep CJ Nohvcc4.jpg  United States
Utility vehicle Jeep CJ7
Jeep CJ8
Jeep TJ
Jeep JK
Jeep J8
10,650[32] Locally built.
M151 JeepFrontM151.jpg  United States Utility vehicle 4,750

Logistic Vehicles[edit]

Name Image Origin Type Variant Number Details
HETS M1070A1 HET.JPG  United States Heavy Tractor Total
The first 170 vehicles were delivered by December 2004. By late 2009 around 249 systems had been ordered.[85] In July 2016, Egypt made a new order for 46 M1070A1 HET A1 heavy tractors.[86]
MAZ MAZ-543 truck for transporting warhead.JPG  Soviet Union Very Heavy Truck
(19,600 kg)
Model 543 250
HEMTT A4 HEMTT Wrecker and Cargo.jpg  United States Fuel Servicing Truck
Recovery Truck
Ural Ural-5323.jpg  Russia Very Heavy Truck
(12,000 kg)
Model 5323 550
ZiL ZiL-135 - Pütnitz.jpg  Soviet Union Very Heavy Truck
(10,000 kg)
Model 135 380
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
(5,000 kg)
Model M931
Model M927
Model M923
Model M818
M54 REFORGER 1991, M54 Truck unloading.jpg  United States Heavy Truck
(5,000 kg)
950 US army surplus.
FAP FAP 2228 1.jpg

Heavy Truck
(6,000 kg)

Heavy Truck
(6,000 kg)
Model 2228

Model 2026

KrAZ Iraqi KrAZ trucks.jpg
KrAZ 255.JPG

 Soviet Union
Heavy Truck
(10,000 kg)

Heavy Truck
(7,500 kg)
Model 6322

Model 255

Scania Tgb40.jpg  Sweden Heavy Truck
(6,000 kg)
Model SBA111 590 Ordered during the late 1980s.
Ural Engineering Technologies - 2012 (2-35).jpg
Ural375 nva.jpg
 Soviet Union

 Soviet Union
Heavy Truck
(5,000 kg)

Heavy Truck
(4,500 kg)
Model 4320

Model 375D

Locally built, ongoing production
ZiL ZIL-131 in Malbork.jpg  Soviet Union Heavy Truck
(3,500 kg)
Model 131 1,800 Ordered in the 1960s from the Soviet Union.
FAP FAP1118 2.jpg  Serbia Medium Truck
(4,000 kg)
Model 1118 1,250
Pegaso Pegaso 3046 cisterna Ejército español.JPG  Spain Medium Truck
(3,000 kg)
Model 3046 9,850
M35 M35.jpg  United States Medium Truck
(2,500 kg)
1,050 US army surplus
GAZ GAZ-66 truck.JPG  Soviet Union Medium Truck
(2,000 kg)
Model 66 5,100
M1076  United States Flatbed 70
635NL trailer A Fox NBC-detection vehicle is transported by a HETS trailer.jpg  United States Flatbed 249 Produced under license.[88]
M 970A1 M970.jpg  United States Refueler 175
  • ZU-23-2 upgraded twin 23 mm stationary or towed radar guided AA gun system (Manufactured locally)[89] (650)




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