Egypt requests Sentinel radars
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radars to Egypt, it was announced on 19 September. The estimated cost of the FMS is $70 million.
The Egyptian government has requested eight AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radars and software and training, as well as spares and support equipment, and technical manuals.
The request also includes Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC-92E radios, 16 HMMWV M1152 with shelter carrier kit, US government and contractor support, training and other associated support, equipment and services.
Egypt plans to use the Sentinel radars to expand its current air defence architecture against air attack threats, while also enhancing interoperability between the country and US and other allies.
ThalesRaytheonSystems will be the principal contractor if the sale goes ahead.
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