Air Defense: July 17, 2001


Kuwait will buy five Amoun air-defense batteries from Egypt to form a new air defense battalion. The first two batteries will cost $130 million total. Options exist to buy five more batteries, and Kuwait has said it expects to exercise the option. Amoun is the Egyptian name for the Italian Skyguard air defense system, which uses the ground-launched Sparrow radar-homing missile. (Sparrow is also used as an air-to-air missile and as the US Navy's self-defense anti-aircraft missile.) Each battery includes a control station, two twin-35mm towed guns, and two four-rail Sparrow launchers. --Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Air Defense: Current 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 



Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close