US Approves Sale of 10 Apache Helicopters to Egypt for $1 Billion

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US Approves Sale of 10 Apache Helicopters to Egypt for $1 Billion
AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter (Image: Boeing)

The United States has approved sale of 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters to Egypt for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion. 

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Tuesday.

The Government of the Egypt has requested to buy 10 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters, 24 1700-GE-701D Engines, with containers, 12 Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sights/Pilot Night Vision Sensors (M-TADS/PNVS), 24 Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with Inertial Navigation System (INS) (EGI) (20 installed, 4 spares), 24 M299 HELLFIRE Launchers, 135 HELLFIRE Missiles, five M36E9 Captive Air Training Missile (CATM) AGM-114R, and 12 AAR-57 (V) Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS).

Also included are M230 30mm Automatic Guns, AVR-2 B Laser Detecting Sets, AN/ARC 201E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), AN/APR- 39D Radar Warning Receivers, AN/AVS-6 Night Vision Goggles, AN/ASN Doppler Radar Systems. Also included in the request are avionic-related software support for the Aviation Mission Planning Systems (AMPS), survivability equipment, communication and electronic equipment, communication/electronics technical assistance, tools and test equipment, integration and checkout, spares and repair parts, training and training equipment, ferry and fuel support, publications and technical documents, US Government and contractor technical assistance, quality assurance, construction services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 

Egypt intends to expand its existing fleet of multi-mission heavy attack helicopters to address U.S.-Egyptian interest in countering terrorist activities emanating from the Sinai Peninsula that undermine regional stability.

The principal contractors involved in this program are the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Electric Company and Raytheon Corporation.  There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

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