Germany Gives Egypt 330 Sidewinder Missiles

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  1. Osmanovic

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    330 sidewinder missiles “guest gift” from Germany to Egypt


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    Early March، the German Consoler Angela Merkel paid Egypt an official visit and met with the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. It is now known which a guest gift the Chancellor brought with her to Cairo.

    Under her recommendation، the German Parliament ‘Bundestag’ recently approved the export of 330 Sidewinder missiles to the Egyptian Air Force. This can be inferred from a letter from the German Minister of Economic Affairs Brigitte Zypries (SPD) to the Bundestag، which the German Taz had a copy of.

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    So much for Europe not selling weapons to dictators. Double standards as usual.
     
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    Sidewinder? Does Bodenseewerk still license produce the AIM-9L?

    Germany doesn't use Sidewinder anymore, so this is curious. Rather it uses AIM-2000.

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