The US State Department announced that it has approved the sale of 168 RIM 116C Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) Block 2 tactical missiles to Egypt.
Egypt’s air defence missiles on the ships are estimated to be worth $197 million, including technical and logistical support.
According to the Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the missiles will be used effectively in Egypt’s coastal regions and around the Suez Canal.
Based on the FIM-92 Stinger missile, the RIM-116 RAM provides high firepower to counter multiple threats at the same time. The RIM-116 is fired from the MK-144 launcher, which weighs about 5.8 tons, containing 21 missiles.
Egypt currently has RAM Block 1A missiles in its inventory.