Sunday, May 26, 2013



Capital: Cairo
Suez Canal
Nile River

Roman occupation
Arab invasion of North Africa- Arabs capture Alexandria in 641 A.D.

1948 Arab-Israeli War
1967 Six Day War- israel launches a preemptive attack on neighboring arab nations. Egypts air force is virtually destroyed on the ground.
1973 Ramadan War (Yom Kippur)

1956 Suez Crisis- Egypt is attacked by israel, Britain, and France after attempting to nationalize the Suez Canal.

468,500 active duty personnel
479,000 reserve personnel
Largest military in Africa and largest Arab military.

Reconnaissance satellite

Ballistic Missiles
Nodong- North Korean made medium range ballistic missiles?
Al Badr (SS-1 Scud C variant)
Hwasong 6- North Korean made short range ballistic missiles?
SS-1 Scud C short range ballistic missiles.
SS-1 Scud B short range ballistic missiles.

ATACMS short range ballistic missiles used with M270 MLRS?
FROG-7 battlefield ballistic missiles
Sakr-80 Egyptian made battlefield ballistic missiles.80 km range. 3 missiles per launcher.
RS-120 Tactical Ballistic Missile. Still under development.

Egyptian Air Force
50,000 active duty personnel
20,000 reserve personnel

Rafale fighter aircraft (14)

F-16 fighter aircraft (240)

MiG-21 fighter aircraft (62)
Mirage V fighter aircraft (60)

Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft (18)
J-7 fighter aircraft (53)
F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft (32)

Alpha Jet trainer/light attack (54)

L-59 Super Albatros trainer/light attack aircraft (47)
L-39 Albatros trainer aircraft (10)
EMB 312 Tucano trainer/light attack aircraft (54)
G-115 Tutor trainer aircraft (74)
K-8 Karakorum trainer aircraft (120)
UH-12 Raver helicopter trainer (17)
Z-142C trainer aircraft (48)

An-74 transport aircraft (9)

C-130 transport aircraft (26)

C-295 transport aircraft (1)
DHC-5 transport aircraft (9)

Beechcraft 1900 aircraft used for maritime patrol and intelligence (8)

EC-130H Hercules
E-2C Hawkeye 2000 (8)
Beechcraft 1900 ELINT aircraft (6)
MBDA SCALP cruise missiles

Ka-52K attack helicopters

AH-64 Apache attack helicopters (47)
Mi-8 helicopters (42)
Mi-17 helicopters (51)
SA.342 Gazelle helicopters (84)
CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters (19)
SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters used for ASW (13)
Sea King helicopters helicopters used for ASW (6)
UH-60 helicopters (30)
Commando helicopters (26)

Chinese made Wing Loong unmanned caombat aerial vehicles

Chinese made CH-4 unmanned combat aerial vehicle?
Model 324 Scarab reconnaissance UAV
R4E-50 Sky Eye reconnaissance UAV
Camcopter helicopter UAV
Kader reconnaissance/target drone (Egyptian made)

Air Defense
Egyptian Air Defense Command
Tayer el Sabah (SA-2 Guideline) surface-to-air missiles

MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles
MIM-23 HAWK surface-to-air missiles
TOR-M1 surface-to-air missiles

SA-3 Goa surface-to-air missiles

SA-6 Gainful surface-to-air missiles

Skyguard air defense system with Aspide 2000 missiles.

MIM-72 Chaparral surface-to-air missiles

SLAMRAAM surface-to-air missiles (surfaced launched AIM-120 AMRAAM)
Avenger air defense system with Stinger missiles.

IRIS-T SL surface launched variant of the IRIS-T missile (7)

Egyptian Navy
18,000 personnel
Over 2,000 km of coastline to defend along the Mediterranean and Red Sea.
Suez Canal
Main base in Alexandria

Mistral Class Amphibious Assault Ships (2)

L1010 ENS Gamal Abdel Nasser

L1020 ENS Anwar El Sadat

Each Mistral Class assault ship carries eight Ka-52K attack helicopters, four Ka-29TB transport helicopters, and four Ka-27P anti-submarine warfare helicopters

Frigates (7)

Corvettes (7)

Submarines (8)

Large Fast Attack Craft (45+)
Ambassador Class Fast Attack Craft (4)

ASW patrol boats (8)
Coastal Patrol Boats (10)
Landing Ships (20)
Landing Craft

Mine Warfare Vessels (38)
Auxiliary Ships (15)

Harpoon anti-ship missiles fired from some frigates and fast attack craft
HY-1 anti-ship missiles fired from Hegu class Fast Attack Craft
MM-38 Exocet anti-ship missiles fired from Tiger class Fast Patrol Boats
Otomat Mk 1 anti-ship missiles fired from Ramadan class Fast Patrol Boats
SS-N-2 Styx anti-ship missiles fired from Osa 1 and October class Fast Attack Craft

FL-1 anti-ship missiles
MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missiles
Otomat Mk II anti-ship missiles
AS-5 Kelt (KSR-2) missiles modified from the air launched version.

No naval aviation arm. Depends on aircraft from the Egyptian Air Force for maritime patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare.

SH-2G Seasprite helicopters (10)
Sea King helicopters (5)
Gazelle helicopters (9)
Grob G-115 trainer aircraft
K-8 trainer aircraft

Naval Special Forces
Egyptian Navy SEALs

Al Saiqa (The Thunderbolt) naval unit

Coast Guard
2,000 personnel
105 vessels

Egyptian Army
379,000 active duty personnel
479,000 reserve personnel

Republican Guard


Special Forces
Unit 777

M1 Abrams tanks (1,130)
M60 2000 tanks (1,000)
M60A3 tanks (716)

T-80 tanks (34)
Ramses II tanks. Egyptian upgraded T-54/55 tanks. (260)
T-62 tanks (500)
T-55 tanks (340)

YPR-765 infantry fighting vehicles. European version of the AIFV. Purchased from Belgium and the Netherlands. (1,030)
EIFV infantry fighting vehicles. M113 armored personnel carriers with additional armor and M2 Bradley turrets.(300)
SIFV infantry fighting vehicle (800)
Fahd 280 infantry fighting vehicles. Egyptian made Fahd APC's with BMP-2 turrets.(635)

BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles (220)
Fahd 240- Egyptian made 4x4 wheeled armored personnel carriers (765)

BMR-600 Spanish made 6x6 wheeled armored personnel carriers (260)
OT-62 armored personnel carriers (250)
OT-64 armored personnel carriers (300)
M113 armored personnel carriers (2,150)

BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (200)
BTR-50 armored personnel carriers (250)
BTR-152 armored personnel carriers (175)
BTR-40 armored personnel carriers (230)
Walid- Egyptian made 4x4 wheeled armored personnel carriers
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles (300)
V150 Commando armored reconnaissance vehicles (180)
RG-32M- South African made 4x4 wheeled armored vehicles used for border patrol. (180)
M981 FISTV artillery support and observation vehicles (72)
Commando Scout 4x4 wheeled reconnaissance vehicles (112)

M901A3 tank destroyers (52)
YPR-765 PRAT- Netherlands made tank destroyers with Norwegian Tow Under Armor (TUA) turrets. (290)

K-61 tracked amphibious vehicles (180)
PTS-M tracked amphibious vehicles (350)

HMMWV utility vehicles (2,965)
Hotspur HUSSARD 6x6 wheeled armored patrol vehicles (110)
Tiger Kader-120 4x4 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles (650)
Kader 320 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles. Based on the Mercedes Benz G320. (820)
M1114 4x4 wheeled vehicles used as artillery forward observation vehicles. (375)
M1043 4x4 wheeled armored reconnaissance vehicles (350)

Mine dispensing vehicles

Multiple Rocket Launchers
BM-24 240mm multiple rocket launchers.
M270 MLRS 227mm multiple rocket launchers.
Sakr-45 227mm multiple rocket launchers. Licensed copy of the M270 rocket. 6X6 wheeled truck. 12 tubes. 2 rows of 6.
RPU-14 towed 140mm multiple rocket launchers. 16 tubes. 4 rows of 4.
M-51 130mm multiple rocket launchers. 16 tubes. 4 rows of 4.
BM-21 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 40 tubes. 4 rows of 10.
BM-11 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 30 tubes. 2 rows of 15.
Sakr-36 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 40 tubes. 4 rows of 10.
Sakr-30 (RC-21) 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 40 tubes. 4 rows of 10.
Sakr-18 (RL-21) 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 30 tubes. 3 rows of 10.

Sakr-10 122mm multiple rocket launchers. 4 tubes. 2 rows of 2. Fired from a tripod or jeep.
Sakr-8 122mm rocket launchers. 2 or 3 tubes fired from a tripod or a jeep.
Sakr-4 (PRL111) 122mm single tube rocket launchers
RL-812 TLC 107mm multiple rocket launchers. 12 tubes arranged in three rows of four.
PRL81 single tube 107mm rocket launchers.
VAP 80mm multiple rocket launchers. 12 rounds.
D-3000 80mm smoke screen rockets.

Self Propelled Artillery
M109A2 155mm self propelled howitzers.(420)
M109A5 155mm self propelled howitzers (201)
SPH 122 (122mm D-30 howitzer on a M109A2 chassis) 124
SPH 122 (122mm D-30 howitzer on a T-34 chassis) 76
M110A2 self propelled 203mm howitzers

Towed Artillery
D-20 152mm towed howitzers (150)
D-30 122mm towed howitzers (600)
S-23 180mm towed field guns (24)
GH-52 155mm towed field guns (400)
M-46 130mm towed field guns (420)
Type 59 130mm towed field guns (150)
D-74 122mm towed field guns (148)
Type 60 122mm towed field guns (148)
M1944 100mm towed field guns (200)

M712 Copperhead 155mm Precision Guided Munitions.

Self Propelled Mortars
M120 120mm mortars on modified T-34 and T-54 tank chassis. (120)
M106A3 mortars carriers with M120 120mm mortars (160)
M106A2 mortar carriers with M30 107mm mortars (150)
M125A2 mortar carriers with M29 81mm mortars (350)

M240 240mm mortars (24)
M1943 160mm mortars (160)
M-43 120mm mortars (240)
2B11 Sani 120mm mortars (300)
M120 120mm mortars (560)
Helwan UK-2 120mm mortars. Egyptian made copy of the M-43 (600)
M30 107mm mortars (390)
2B14 Podnos 82mm mortars (750)
Helwan M-69 82mm mortars. Egyptian made copy of the 82-PM-37 (1,250)
M252 81mm mortars (1,750)
M224 60mm mortars (1,800)
Helwan 60mm mortars. Egyptian made copy of the Type 63 (2,500)

AGM-114 Hellfire anti-tank guided missiles
BGM-71 TOW II anti-tank guided missiles
Milan anti-tank guided missiles

Swingfire anti-tank guided missiles

AT-3 Sagger anti-tank guided missiles
RPG-7 anti-tank rocket launchers 
Egyptian made copy of the RPG-7 made by Sakr
Various Egyptian made rockets for the RPG-7

Egyptian made Cobra rocket

SPG-9 recoilless guns
B-11 recoilless guns
B-10 recoilless guns

Mk 19 automatic grenade launchers
Maadi under barrel grenade launchers
M79 grenade launchers

KPV 14.5mm machine guns
NSV 12.7mm machine guns
DshK 12.7mm machine guns

M2HB .50 cal machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
M60 machine guns
PK machine guns
RPK machine guns
RPD machine guns
FN Minimi machine guns

PSG1 sniper rifles
M40A3 sniper rifles
Dragunov SVD sniper rifles

Misr assault rifles (Egyptian copy of the AKM. Produced by Al Maadi Company for Engineering Industries)
M16 assault rifles
M4 carbines
UMP sub-machine guns
MP5 sub-machine guns
Helwan 920- Egyptian made 9mm pistols. Beretta M92 copy.
P226 9mm pistols

Sakr Eye shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles (Egyptian modified version of the SA-7)

FIM-92 Stinger shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles
SA-18 (Igla) shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles

SA-9 surface-to-air missiles
M1097 Avenger (HMMWV with Stinger missiles)
M163 Vulcan with 20mm gun
Nile 23 air defense systems. (ZU-23-2 with Sakr Eye surface-to-air missiles on an M113 APC)
Sinai 23 air defense systems. (ZU-23-2 with Stinger surface-to-air missiles on an M113 APC)
ZSU-23-4 self propelled 23mm anti-aircraft guns

BTR-152 with 12.7mm machine guns
M53/59 Praga self propelled twin 30mm anti-aircraft guns
ZSU-57-2 self propelled 57mm anti-aircraft guns

KS-30 130mm guns
KS-19 100mm guns
M1939 85mm guns
S-60 57mm guns
M1939 37mm guns
Amoun twin 35mm guns

ZU-23-2 twin 23mm guns
M167 A3 towed six barrel 20mm guns.
ZPU-4 quadruple 14.5mm guns
ZPU-2 twin 14.5mm guns

Frontier Corps
Approximately 12,000 personnel. Mostly Bedouin.

Interior Ministry
Border Guards
Central Security Forces

Egyptian Intelligence

Chemical Weapons?


Egyptian companies
Arab Organization for Industry (AOI)

Arab British Engine Company (ABECO)
Arab British Helicopter Compnay (ABHCO)
Arab British Dynamics Company (ABD)
Arab Renewable Energy Company (ARECO)
SEMAF railway factory
Engine factory
Aircraft factory

Eagles Defence International Systems (EIDS)


  1. why did you go into detail about the 1967 war but mention no details about egypt and syria (among others) attacking Israel in 1973 and still being defeated?

    1. LOL. Don't take it personal. I can't type a nations entire military history and every aspect of it. I typed that israel virtually wiped out the Egyptian air force too, so stopped complaining. It is what it is.

  2. Defeated? They also got their heads handed to them in 1973 and being forced to return the land they wanted to STEAL in 1967 for the expansionistic ambitions those land grabbing mongrels. We'll be ready for them now anytime they chose no matter how many restrictions those chickens try the lobby the US to keep us contained. Things have changed quite a bit in just the last 5 years and you can add the 3 divisions of S-300 and Rafales with BVR ER and EM with much more to come from the Russians not to mention a pair of Helicopter carriers and the training, wooohooo! A heck of a lot better than back in the 60's and early 70's when they had no clue. It's a whole new army and a great one! Keep up the good work.

    BTW, if it wasn't for the CISMOA treaty, the AIM-120's we have to fire off of HUMVEE's would be on all the F-16 but that's ok, now that the Rafale is part of the EAF and more to come, the METEOR and and MICA MBDA will throw that enemy into a huge loop! GO EGYPT!

  3. It's funny how a country that was "defeated" in a war... takes it's land back.. It that a new rule in military conflicts? If you get defeated, you get to take your land back? :)

  4. Your photo under the BTR-50 actually shows the OT-62 armored personnel vehicles in parade - the BTR-50 has only one front expansion bay, while the OT-62 (Topas) has two. Also, the OT-62 has a side hatch - hard to see in that photo.

    1. Thank you for your input. I have corrected it.