Egypt CH-47D Chinook Helicopters
Today the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of six CH-47D Chinook Helicopters, 16 T55-GA-714A engines, eight AN/APR-39A(V)1 Radar Signal Detecting Sets with Mission Data Sets, eight AN/APX-117 Transponders with TS-4530 Interrogator/Transponder Test Sets, eight AN/ARC-220 (RT-1749) High Frequency Aircraft Communication Systems, flight and radar signal simulators, three M978A4 HEMTT Fuel Tanker trucks, two Fork Lift trucks and related equipment and support at an estimated cost of $308 million.
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of six CH-47D Chinook Helicopters, 16 T55-GA-714A engines, eight AN/APR-39A(V)1 Radar Signal Detecting Sets with Mission Data Sets, eight AN/APX-117 Transponders with TS-4530 Interrogator/
Transponder Test Sets, eight AN/ARC-220 (RT-1749) High Frequency Aircraft Communication Systems, flight and radar signal simulators, three M978A4 HEMTT Fuel Tanker trucks, two Fork Lift trucks, repair and return, transportation, site survey, construction and facilities, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, US Government and contractor technical support, and other related elements of program support.
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.
Egypt will use the CH-47D in support of its armed forces, disaster relief efforts, and joint exercises with US forces in the region. 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 Helicopter Company in Philadelphia, PA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of one US contractor field service representative in Egypt to provide support for a period of one year with an option for two additional years. Four additional contractor representatives and one US Government representative will be required for quality assurance roles for aircraft delivery for a period of one week.
There will be no adverse impact on US defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.
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