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Egypt seeks more advanced UAV capabilities

14th January 2021 - 10:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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Egypt is believed to be interested in the Falco Xplorer ISR platform, in keeping with a strong defence business relationship between Italy and the North African country.

The Egyptian MoD is holding discussions with Italian OEM Leonardo with a view to developing indigenous production of UAVs and UCAVs.

If negotiations bear fruit they would open a new unmanned aircraft market for Leonardo, underlining the close defence procurement relationship between Egypt and Italy.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, Egyptian sources told Shephard that various fixed-wing and rotary-wing UAVs will be demonstrated in the coming months.

Cairo is keen to boost the capabilities of the state-run Egyptian defence industry, in which the military plays a prominent role through conglomerates such as the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI).

However, it ...

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