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UK cancels £1.2 million worth of arms exports to Egypt

21st August 2013 - 14:32 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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The UK has withdrawn export licences for £1.2 million worth of military equipment due to be exported to Egypt following the current chaos in the country, it has emerged.

The UK Department of Business and Skills (BIS) withdrew five export licences for the equipment in July amid growing tensions in Egypt following the removal of President Mohammed Morsi by the Egyptian Army.

In a response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Shephard, BIS stated that the breakdown of equipment for Egypt included two licenses for full function crew stations for a ground vehicles, one worth £142,880; and a

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

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