Egypt hopes US cropdusters can become new COIN weapon



Georg Mader
05/19/2017

Image: Georg MaderEgypt is in talks with the US for the purchase of up to 12 IOMAX Archangel counterinsurgency aircraftIf the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) is approved, the aircraft are likely to be used for border patrol runs in the northern Sinai region alongside its fleet of IOMAX Air Tractor AT-802s.The ‘Archangel’ – one of the latest additions to the world of counterinsurgency (COIN) aircraft – shares the distinctive ‘humpbacked’ appearance of the AT-802, having been developed around similar...
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