Oct 31, 2013
Egypt bids for brand-new Russian SS-25 ballistic missiles
Egyp asked Moscow to supply the sort of advanced weapons withheld by the United States, and topped their shopping list with medium-range intercontinental ballistic missiles that cover Iran and most of the Middle East.
They are most likely after the brand-new SS-25 road-mobile ICBM which has a range of 2,000 miles, which the Russians tested earlier this month.
Russia is not entirely comfortable with this demand, having signed a mutual agreement with the US to stop manufacturing medium-range ballistic missiles. And so the sale of SS-25 ICBMs to Egypt could get the Russians in hot water in Washington.