Israel and U.S. Military Assistance to Egypt

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Col. (ret.) Shimon Arad - In January 2018, the U.S. and Egypt signed a bilateral communications security agreement which regulates the use of sensitive American avionics and communications systems. This allows, for the first time, the acquisition by Egypt of U.S.-made high precision, GPS-based, air-to-ground weapon systems and components, as well as advanced air-to-air missiles. Given the unreliability of enduring stability in the Middle East, Israel should not disregard possible future scenarios in which its Qualitative Military Edge (QME) versus Egypt may matter.

2018-05-04 00:00:00

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