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Wednesday, August 31, 2005
EGYPT DEEMED LEADING BUYER OF WEAPONS

EGYPT DEEMED LEADING BUYER OF WEAPONS
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Egypt has been deemed a leading consumer of military
platforms and weapons.
The Congressional Research Service said Egypt has become the third largest
buyer of weapons over the last four years. CRS, a division of the Library of
Congress, said in its latest report that Egypt purchased $6.5 billion worth
of weapons from 2000 to 2004.
In a report entitled "Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations,"
CRS said Egypt signed agreements to obtain military helicopters and other
platforms and weapons from the United States. The report said the United
States was the largest military supplier to Egypt.
China and India were deemed the biggest arms buyers from 2000-2004. CRS said
the United States was the leading arms supplier in the world, with its
biggest market in the Middle East.
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Last Updated: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 18:35:44 GMT
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