EGYPT IS CONSIDERING purchasing the Russian made, S-300 PMU-1 anti-tactical ballistic-missile system.

Middle East sources say that Egypt is making a renewed effort to increase its tactical-ballistic-missile capability and, at the same time, to enhance its defensive capability against such missiles.

In recent months, the North African country has received Scud-B parts shipments from North Korea for assembly by a local missile company. The USA has offered upgraded Raytheon Hawk missiles to Egypt.

Source: Flight International