Egypt Plans to Modify Its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit System Totaling $17 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) – Egypt plans to modify its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit system, learned, according US DoD statement on Friday.

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According the signed contract, ProjectXYZ Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $17,227,000 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Egypt) contract to develop and deliver M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit system modifications.

Work will be performed in Cairo, Egypt, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2020.

The MIM-72A/M48 Chaparral was an American self-propelled surface-to-air missile system based on the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile system.

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The launcher is based on the M113 family of vehicles. It was intended to be used along with the M163 VADS, the Vulcan ADS covering short-range short-time engagements, and the Chaparral for longer range use.

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Source: U.S. DoD, Wikipedia