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Kaha Company for Chemical Industries

Other Name: Factory 270; Kaha Factory Chemical and Explosives Group
Location: Al Qalyubiyah
Subordinate To: Ministry of Military Production[1]
Size: One Factory
Facility Status: Operational, involved in missile production

The Kaha Company for Chemical Industries is located in the town of Al Qalyubiyah, which is the chemical industry center in Egypt. It specializes in the design, development and production of rocket fuels and warhead explosives for Egypt's missile program. [2]

During the 1960s, as a component of the Egyptian General Aero Organization, it was involved in the design, development, and production of rocket fuels and warhead explosives for the al-Kahir, al-Zafir, and al-Ra'id ballistic missiles.[3]

[1] Hammam Nasr, "Egypt: Military Factories," International Market Insight, 1998, www.fas.org.
[2] Andrew Rathmell, "Egypt's Military-Industrial Complex," Jane's Intelligence Review 6, No. 10, 1 October 1994, www.janes.com.
[3] "Egypt: Production Capability," Jane's CBRN Assessments, 5 December 2008, www.janes.com.

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