U.S. Offers Egyptian Army Intelligence Aid for Sinai

(CNN) Barbara Starr - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is offering Egypt a package of classified intelligence-sharing capabilities designed to help it identify military threats in the Sinai Peninsula and reassure Israel that Egypt can deal with rising militancy along Israel's border, according to a senior Pentagon official. The U.S. is offering to supply Egypt with truck-mounted sensors that provide an electronic signal identifying which nation is operating a vehicle. This "blue force tracker" technology has been widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify vehicles at great distances. The U.S. is also offering Egypt increased intelligence sharing, including satellite imagery, drone flights and intercepts of cell phone and other communications among militants.

2012-08-22 00:00:00

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