Defence-Blog: Egypt reportedly signed contract for 500 T-90MS main battle tanksThe Egyptian Ministry of Defence and Military Production concluded an agreement with Russia’s Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) corporation and arms export agency Rosoboronexport to license-build 500 T-90MS main battle tanks, local media reported on Saturday, citing sources in the defense industry.
According to the sources in the Russian defense industry, Uralvagonzavod (UVZ) corporation will build a facility to assemble T-90MS tanks under license in Egypt.
Complete localization of T-90MS tanks in Egypt is not anticipated, as a large number of parts of T-90MS tanks will be imported from Russia.
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WNU Editor: Civil war in neighbouring Libya. Internal unrest. Battling ISIS and other militant groups in the Sinai. Deteriorating relations with Ethiopia over their Nile dam. I can understand why Egypt wants a lot of battle tanks.