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Report American Technicians to Supervise Egyptian Rocket Firings

The United States Embassy press attache was quoted here by the Jerusalem Post as declaring that American technicians would superintend the firing in the United Arab Republic of the rockets the UAR was to obtain in the United States under export licenses issued by the State Department.

The American spokesman was quoted as confirming that licenses for the export of three meteorological research rockets had been issued. He said he could not say whether the projectiles had already been shipped from the United States. According to the newspaper, the rockets, thought to be of the Nike type, were ordered by the UAR from the Zimmy Corporation of California, at a cost of about $15,000 each.