Egypt Gets U.S.’ Nod to Buy Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build, Patrol Craft Kits

The two contracts are estimated to be worth around $330M combined
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 07:32 AM, January 11, 2024
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Egypt Gets U.S.’ Nod to Buy Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build, Patrol Craft Kits
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle @AM General

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build, as well as 28-Meter Patrol Craft Kits and related equipment to the Government of Egypt.

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

As per a DSCA release issued today, Cairo has requested to buy additional light tactical vehicle chassis and fleet build that will be added to a previously implemented case. The original Foreign Military Sales case, valued at $41.9 million, included 4-Man REV1-B Rolling Chassis with 190 horsepower (HP) diesel engines upgraded to 205HP turbocharged engines; and related support and equipment. The estimated total cost is $200 million. The principal contractor will be AM General, LLC, of Mishawaka, IN.

Egypt has also requested to buy additional non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE) 28-meter patrol craft production kits and technical support. The kits consist of Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats, forward-looking infrared systems, and computer packages; technical and logistics support services; transportation; spare parts, materials, equipment, and components; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $129 million. The principal contractor will be Swiftships, of Morgan City, LA.

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