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Egypt Plans to Buy Ukrainian ATGMS

Our Bureau - : Dec 1, 2021 - : 7:21 am

Egypt is considering the purchase of advanced anti-tank guided missile system “Skif”, an export variant of the Ukrainian ‘Stugna-P’, and Corsar light portable missile systems. “We have been invited by the Egyptian defence forces for an in-country demonstration and user trials, and we are currently undertaking these amid negotiations, “Anton Pashynskyi, Head of Marketing and Foreign Relations Department at Ukroboronprom’s State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch, told GBP Show Daily. Skif is completed with 130 mm and 152 mm caliber missiles in transport and launching containers with tandem hollow-charge and high explosive fragmentation warheads. The maximum range of fire is 5000 meters.

“THE TACTICS OF WAR ARE CHANGING AND SKIF MAN PORTABLE ATGM IS DESIGNED TO DESTROY MANPOWER AND STATIONARY AND MOBILE MODERN ARMOURED TARGETS WITH COMBINED, CARRIED OR MONOLITHIC INCLUDING EXPLOSIVE REACTIVE ARMOUR, AND ALSO PINPOINT TARGETS SUCH AS WEAPON EMPLACEMENTS, LIGHTLY ARMOURED OBJECTS AND HELICOPTERS AT ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT,” Pashynskyi noted.

The Egyptian Army is also looking at buying the Corsar, which has missiles in transport and launching containers with tandem hollow-charge (RK-3K) and high explosive fragmentations (RK-30F) warheads.

“ATGMs and Remote-Controlled Weapon Systems are in great demand in the region
especially in Egypt. We have participated in several tenders in Egypt for such
systems and are awaiting the outcome,”
Pashynskyi said, adding, “We expect the
order to be big as the infantry is also huge.”

Turkey and several countries in the MENA region including Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Qatar, Jordan are currently using Ukraine-built ATGMs. State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch is also completed the first round of negotiations with Egypt for Vilkha M multiple launch missile system.

The Vilkha M is an advanced version of its Vilkha, which is designed to destroy armoured, lightly armoured and unarmored vehicles, enemy manpower, command posts, communication centres, military-industrial facilities, above ground facilities for store and purposes at long distances. The advanced version has a maximum firing range of 110 km, while Vilkha has only a maximum range of 70 km. State Kyiv Design Bureau Luch is also trying to sell its Neptune 360ST missile system. It’s a land-based cruise missile system with anti-ship missiles, with a maximum range of up to 300 km.

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