The US has delivered the first shipment of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to the Egyptian military Thursday.
The US is delivering a total of 762 MRAP vehicles to be used to combat terrorism. The MRAPs are designed to protect soldiers from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), landmines and similar attacks.
This delivery of MRAPs is part of the US Department of Defense’s Excess Defense Articles grant program, in which the vehicles are transferred at no-cost to the Government of Egypt. This delivery is the most recent step taken by the U.S. government in support of Egypt’s fight against terrorism and is part of a broad range of military cooperation initiatives between the two countries.