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Soviets Reported to Have Given Egypt New Ground-to-ground Missiles

Diplomatic sources here asserted today that the Soviet Union had supplied Egypt with a new type of ground-to-ground missiles to strengthen the Arab position against Israel.

According to the reports here, Russia has given Egypt Luna-I type missiles, a medium range weapon. The Soviet Union gave Egypt ground-to-ground missiles before the June war and some of these were captured on their launching pads in the Sinai Peninsula during the Six-Day War. Those weapons were described as of lesser range and not as powerful as the Luna-I type.