Russia: Egypt received anti-ballistic missile system

February 9, 2018

Middle East Monitor:

Russia delivered the Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system to Egypt last year and is currently training local experts to use the missiles, a senior official in Moscow said.

“Egypt has been very interested in air defence systems,” said Vladimir Kozhin, presidential aide for military technical cooperation. “Last year, we fulfilled our full commitments under the contract to supply Egypt with Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system.”

The Russian official pointed out Egyptian experts are currently being trained to operate the system adding that “negotiations are currently underway to send additional patches” the Sputnik news agency reported. Antey-2500 anti-ballistic missile system is the latest version of the S-300VM air defence missile systems.

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