US considers CMWS sale to Egypt
The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Blackhawks, and AH-64E Apache helicopters to Egypt, it was announced on 7 October.
The Egyptian government has requested 67 AN/AAR-57 CMWS and related equipment, training and support, for a cost of $81.4 million.
The request also includes OCONUS installation/integration, installation mounting kits, AN/ALM-294 countermeasure dispenser test set, technical assistance, US government training and OCONUS contractor training, publications and technical documents, quality assurance and other related elements of logistics and programme support.
The proposed sale of the CMWS will equip the Egyptian Air Force’s fleet of multimission helicopters with a detection system for infrared missile threats.
BAE Systems and DynCorp will be the prime contractors if the sale goes ahead.
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