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Egypt requests AH-64E helicopter FMS

30th November 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US government has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of ten AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 27 November.

In a package worth $1 billion, Egypt has requested ten AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, 24 1700-GE-701D engines, 12 modernised target acquisition designation sights/pilot night vision sensors, 24 Honeywell embedded GPS with inertial navigation system, 24 M299 Hellfire launchers, 135 Hellfire missiles, five M36E9 Captive Air Training Missile AGM-114R, and 12 AAR-57 common missile warning systems.

The package also includes M230 30mm automatic guns, AVR-2 B laser detecting sets, AN/ARC 201E single channel ground and airborne radio systems, AN/APR- 39D radar warning receivers, AN/AVS-6 night vision goggles, AN/ASN doppler radar systems, survivability equipment, communication and electronic equipment.

If the sale goes ahead, the prime contractors will be Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Electric Company, Lockheed Martin Mission System and Sensors and Raytheon.

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