The Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is negotiating with IOMAX for Archangel aircraft for Border Patrol and close air support (CAS) missions.
IOMAX that had attended to IDEX 17 expo at United Arab Emirates (UAE) returns US with negotiations with Egypt in pocket. IOMAX began negotiations with the Egyptian MoD for upgrading its 12 IOMAX AT-802s and acquiring 10 additional Archangel Block-2 Border Patrol Aircraft (BPA). Egypt’s 12 aircraft are donated to Cairo by the UAE.
The Archangel has been qualified to use GBU-12/58 laser-guided bombs, AGM-114 Hellfire II anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) as well as Roketsan Cirit laser-guided rockets and UMTAS ATGM. It can also deploy lightweight munitions (e.g. GBU-58, Hellfire-II and UMTAS) with dual ejector racks.
Egypt will likely use the IOMAX Archangel as part of its counterinsurgency CAS missions. In this case a weaponised Archangel will likely carry Roketsan Cirit laser-guided rockets and UMTAS ATGM.