Egypt receives withheld Apache attack helos

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Gareth Jennings, London - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
21 December 2014
Egypt has received 10 Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters withheld since the military took control of the country in July 2013.

The US has released to Egypt 10 Apache attack helicopters to help tackle Islamist militants operating in the Sinai Peninsula. (IHS/Patrick Allen)
The delivery was reported on 20 December by the Reuters news agency, which quoted local security sources.

Confirmation that delivery of the 10 AH-64D Block II helicopters would go ahead was given by the then US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, in September, after the United States government said it was lifting the suspension to help Egypt counter Islamist insurgents in the Sinai.

The Egyptian Air Force has operated 35 AH-64D helicopters since 2003, and these additional 10 are the last D-model helicopters to roll off the Boeing production line.

Egypt receives withheld Apache attack helos - IHS Jane's 360
 

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Time for Egypt to boost up its military operation in Sinai.
 
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