Sunday, May 2, 2010
Egyptian Armed Forces (Part 1 )
The proximity of the illegal state of Israel and the constant threat to Egyptian national security from Tel Aviv, Egypt and in particular the Egyptian Sinai are ever watchful for signs of any Israeli aggressive escalation in the region.
The Egyptian Sinai has a huge defence military presence and troops can often be seen in training out in the desert.
The Egyptian military is one of the strongest in the region, and gives Egypt regional military supremacy rivaled only by Israel , besides being the strongest in Africa .
Egypt is the only Arab country with a spy satellite EgyptSat1.
EgyptSat-1 is Egypt's first Earth remote-sounding satellite. This satellite has been jointly built by Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences together with the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau in Ukraine and was launched onboard a Dnepr rocket on 17 April 2007.
This effort was spearheaded by Dr. Aly Sadek, the chairman of the Egyptian council for space science and technology research. This in many ways is considered a huge step for the Egyptians since it marked the first time the Egyptians opted for technology transfer during the process of manufacturing the satellite rather than simply purchasing one (as in case of the Nilesat satellites).
The Armed Forces of Egypt consists of the Egyptian Army, Egyptian Navy, Egyptian Air Force and Egyptian Air Defense Command.
The Commander-in-Chief is Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and the General Chief of Staff is Lt. Gen. Sami Hafez Anan.
Egypt ranks number 11 in the world ranking of Military Power.
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