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UAH'S MISSILE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AN EXERCISE IN FRUSTRATION othing has resulted froe six years of work, and there seems to be little likelihood that the OAR will produce an operational Missile in the next few years. As Israel begins to receiveilerom France, the CAR too may try toully developed system.
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UAR'S MISSILE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AN EXERCISE IN FRUSTRATION
nearly Six years of unsuccessful work, the UARprogram apparently istandstill. TO date, nosurface-to-surface missile system has been developed, and there appears to be littlethat the UAR will produce an operational missile within the next several years.
The UAR has been working on two short-rangemissileVictor and the Conqueror. Among other things the development of these missiles has been hindered by inability to develop effective and reliable guidance components. Althoughissile tests have been conducted, therehave been no completely successful guided flights. It is possible that developmentalare so serious that the UAR might have to abandon both the Victor and Conqueror and start again, virtually from the
The UAR missile program has been poorly managed and lacks trained personnel and funds. The Egyptians conceived and executed it with the help oi Some West
Gernan technicians, many of whoa have since returned to Germany after disagreements with tbe Egyptian officials in charge of the prograa. Tbe UAR has notany Soviet aaaiatance for its missile development prograa.
Sonc UAR officials Hay have given up hope that Egypt canits own aurface-to-surface missile ln the foreseeable Additional funds for the program, which Is alreadyfinancially, might bounless thoro noon isthateasonablysystem can bo achieved.
Nevertheless , pressure on the government to obtainprobably vlll Increase as Israel begins to receivelleoing developed by France. Israel probably will have someissilesby It is possible that tbe UAR algbt then seriously Increase its efforts toully developed sur-face-to-surfaco Missile system from other countries.Original document.