Helwan Engine Factory

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Last Updated: February 1, 2011
Other Name: Factory 135; Helwan Engineering Industries
Location: Helwan
Subordinate To: Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) [1]
Size: One Factory
Facility Status: Operational, no longer involved in missile production

Tasked during the 1960s with the design and development of the E-300-A turbojet for the HA-300 fighter jet, the Helwan Engine Factory continues to specialize in aircraft engine design and production. [2]

As a component of the Egyptian General Aero Organization it may have contributed to the development of the al-Kahir, al-Zafir and Al-Ra'id ballistic missiles during the 1960s. [3]

Sources:
[1] Hammam Nasr, "Egypt: Military Factories," International Market Insight, 1998, www.fas.org.
[2] Hammam Nasr, "Egypt: Military Factories," International Market Insight, 1998, www.fas.org.
[3] "Egypt: Production Capability," Jane's CBRN Assessments, 5 December 2008, www.janes.com.

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