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Egypt receives last of 930 MRAPs

24 July 2019
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Egypt has received 930 surplus US mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) and has requested another 1,000, the US Army reported on 19 July.

A photograph released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence in August 2018 shows Caiman MRAPs and an RG-33 (second in line) during an operation in Sinai. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)A photograph released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defence in August 2018 shows Caiman MRAPs and an RG-33 (second in line) during an operation in Sinai. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)

It said the final shipment of 101 MRAPs arrived in Alexandria in May, after which they were taken to a military workshop in Cairo for refurbishment.

The sale of the vehicles to Egypt was approved in 2015 and carried under an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Grant Program. It includes M1232 RG33L, M1233 RG33L heavy armoured ground ambulances (HAGAs), M1237 RG33 Plus, M1220 Caiman, and M1230 Caiman Plus MRAPs, as well as recovery vehicles and training, the report said.

The publicly available EDA database identifies the Egyptian MRAPs as 468 Caimans, 360 6×6 RG-33s, 90 RG-33L HAGAs, and 12 MaxxPro recovery vehicles.

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