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Egypt seeks 120mm tank rounds

30th November 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of M831A1 and M865 rounds and Armor-Piercing Fin-Stabilised Discarding Sabot with Tracer (APFSDS-T) rounds to Egypt, as announced on 27 November.

In a package worth $201 million, Egypt has requested 46,000 120mm M831A1 and 120mm M865 rounds and 10,000 120mm fourth-generation Kinetic Energy-Tungsten A4 APFSDS-T rounds.

The package also includes 4,500 120mm Insensitive Munitions High Explosive with Tracer tank rounds, along with spares and repair parts, and support and test equipment.

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractor will be General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

This notification supersedes and replaces the request delivered to US Congress in September 2018.

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