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New AFVs and artillery provide options for Egypt



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A scale model of the VAB Mk3 6×6 Medium Multirole Armored Vehicle at EDEX 2021. (Photo: Alex Tarasoff)

European manufacturers presented a variety of armored vehicles and self-propelled howitzers at EDEX 2021.

The EDEX defense fair in Cairo from November 29 to December 2, 2021 provided an opportunity for the Egyptian military to investigate the replacement of its aging armored fighting vehicle (AFV) fleet.

Egypt still has thousands of US-made M113 tracked APCs, as well as vehicles supplied by the Soviet Union during the Cold War; this may have motivated Nexter to show scale models of its Titus 6×6 and VBCI 8×8 armored vehicles, while fellow Frenchman Arquus showed a scale model of its VAB Mk III 6×6 medium wheeled armored vehicle fitted with a Nexter ARX 25 RWS (Nexter also exhibited

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