Egypt, Raytheon, and AMRAAM missiles

Talks are said to be underway between Egypt and US defense company Raytheon over the purchase of AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAMs).

Meanwhile, there is talk that the Pentagon has informed the Egyptian negotiation team that the Biden administration would not approve the sale until a number of prerequisites are met at the geopolitical level.

How many AMRAAM missiles is Egypt looking to acquire?

What are the US prerequisites for the approval of the sale?

Tactical Report answers these questions and more in the following 234-word report.

[Briefly reproduced in TR Weekly 28/35 – August 27, 2021]

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