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UK bans military equipment exports to Egypt

23rd July 2013 - 15:19 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Military hardware destined for Egypt has been halted by the UK Department for Business, innovation and Skills (BIS) after it revoked five export licences for British companies.

A spokesperson from BIS told Shephard that the equipment includes ‘components for armoured personnel carriers; radios; vehicle aerials; machine gun components; components for tracked infantry fighting vehicles; and communications equipment for tanks’.

The licences in question were to provide equipment to law enforcement and military agencies but the spokesperson said that due to recent events it was deemed a risk that this equipment could be used in internal repression.

BIS announced on 21

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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