This Military Factory, affiliated with the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI), is engaged in the testing and mounting of Swingfire rockets on jeeps, TOW launchers. Formed in 1978 as a joint Arab-British project, the company [which may also be known as the Arab-British Defense Co.] bas produced well over 1,000 Swingfire ATGM's under British license. It has also produced a modernized Soviet 9M14M Malyutka Sagger ATGM and is developing a new warhead with greater armor-piercing capability. The plant has reportedly participated in a joint manufacturing venture of SA-2 Guideline SAM missiles with either China or North Korea.
Effective 23 March 1999 three Egyptian companies -- Arab-British Dynamics, Helwan Machinery and Equipment Co and the Kader Factory for Developed Industries -- were sanctioned by the US government for transferring dual-use US technology to North Korea. On 16 April 1999 the Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC), Department of State issued a notice that these entities had engaged in missile proliferation activities that required the imposition of sanctions under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the Export Administration Act (EAA) of 1979 (as carried out under Executive Order 12424 of August 19, 1994). The Clinton administration denied these entities the right to export licences for items listed in the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), as well as US government contracts for MTCR items.