الخبر قديم ..الموافقه علي الصفقه كان في يوم 26/5/2009
US Approves $820M Sale to
Egypt for 12 AH-64D Block II Apache Longbow Helicopters
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency; issued May 26, 2009)
The US government has approved the sale to Egypt of 12 Apache Block II
Longbow attack helicopters fitted with the latest sensor and avionics
package. (NATO photo) WASHINGTON --- On May 22, the Defense
Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of a possible Foreign
Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of 12 AH-64D Block II APACHE
Longbow Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and
support for an estimated cost of $820 million.
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of 12 AH-64D Block
II APACHE Longbow Helicopters, 27 T700-GE-701D Engines, 36 Modernized
Targeting Acquisition and Designation Systems/Pilot Night Vision
Sensors, 28 M299 Hellfire Longbow Missile Launchers, 14 AN/ALQ-144(V)3
Infrared jammers, and 14 AN/APR-39B(V)2 Radar Signal Detecting Sets.
Also included: composite horizontal stabilizers, Integrated Helmet and
Display Sight Systems, repair and return, transportation, depot
maintenance, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and
technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical
support, and other related elements of program support.
The estimated cost is $820 million.
This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a
friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force
for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This
sale is consistent with these U.S. objectives and with the 1950 Treaty
of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
Egypt will use the AH-64D for its national security and protecting its
borders. The aircraft will provide the Egyptian military more advanced
targeting and engagement capabilities. The proposed sale will provide
for the defense of vital installations and will provide close air
support for the military ground forces. Egypt will have no difficulty
absorbing these helicopters into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic
military balance in the region.
The prime contractors will be The Boeing Company in Mesa, Arizona, and
St. Louis, Missouri, General Electric Company of Lynn, Massachusetts,
and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Orlando, Florida. There
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this
Implementation of this proposed sale requires the assignment of one U.S.
Government representative to Egypt for a period of six years to provide
intensive coordination, monitoring, and technical assistance to assure a
smooth transition of the helicopters in country. Additionally, six
contractor representatives will be in Egypt conducting duties as
Contractor Field Service Representatives for a period of five years and
with a possible five-year extension.
There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of
this proposed sale.
This notice of a potential sale is required by law. It does not mean
that the sale has been concluded.
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