Minister of State for Military Production Mohamed al-Assar met Thursday with US ambassador Robert Stephen Beecroft and Donald Schenk, vice chairman of General Dynamics, agreeing to provide the necessary components to resume the production of tank’s in Egypt.

Egypt and the US had discussed the possibility of increasing cooperation between the two nations, to boost the volume of domestic manufacturing and exchange expertise on the development of military and heavy industry.

The Egyptian Tank Plant military factory, located in Helwan industrial zone, south of Cairo, manufactures the M1A1 military tanks and 70 tonne truck trailers, said an official in the ministry of military production. […]