Helwan Aircraft Factory

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Last Updated: February 1, 2011
Other Name: Factory 36
Location: Helwan
Subordinate To: Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) [1]
Size: One factory
Facility Status: Operational, no longer involved in missile production

Opened sometime between 1950 and 1951 to manufacture airplanes, the Helwan Aircraft Factory continues to specialize in the design, development and production of aircraft. [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]

[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; "The Story Behind the Stamp: Balian 1800/1801," The Egypt Study Circle, 26 December 2005, www.egyptstudycircle.org.uk; Hammam Nasr, "Egypt: Military Factories," International Market Insight, 1998, www.fas.org.
[3] Jane's Information Group, "Egypt: Production Capability," Jane's CBRN Assessments, 5 December 2008, www.janes.com.

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