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THE EGYPTIAN-ISRAELI MISSILE
While Israel seems to bo making progress towardof an effective surface-to-surface missile system, Egypt's missile programs are being delayed by developmental difficulties and its diplomatic imbroglio with Germany.
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Recent informationtbat Israeli efforts to acquire an effective surface-to-surface alaslle syetaa aro On tbe other handdifficulties and the current diplomaticbetween Egypt and Vest Germany* ara delaying tbemissile programs.
meantime, Israel may hope to be able to acquire such warheads from France if it needs them. The French probably would not supply then to Israel, although the possibility cannot be ruled out.
In Egypt, West Germanhave been responsible for the development of two surface-to-surface missile systems much less sophisticated than the Thus far, progress on both of these missiles, the Victor and the Conqueror, has been far from satisfactory. The flight test program appears to have been stepped-up since lastto include firings every month, but the UAR has not yet been able to develop aall-lnertial guidance system.
The German scientiststo be Incensed byEgyptian receptionGerman Premierthe recent West Germanto establish fullwith Israel resultsbreak inestrelations,may return toexodus of Germana cut-off of materialsGermany would delaymissile and space However, during theof German assistanceof UAR scientistsin the programs has in-
creased consi derably.
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