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EGYPT: US DSCA approved Foreign Military Sale of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules

DSCA approved a Foreign Military Sale to the Egyptian government of C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft (C-130J) and supporting equipment for an estimated cost of $2.2 billion, the announcement by State Department DSCA states.

EGYPT: US DSCA approved Foreign Military Sale of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules
A 374th Tactical Airlift Wing (374th TAW) C-130 Hercules aircraft makes a low-altitude parachute extraction system (LAPES) pallet drop near an airfield during the joint South Korean/United States exercise TEAM SPIRIT ’89.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) issued the required certification to Congress today, informing them of the potential sale for the Egyptian Armed Forces.

Egyptian goverment have requested according to the statement:

“to purchase twelve (12) C-130J Super Hercules aircraft with four (4) each Rolls Royce AE-2100D Turboprop Engines (installed); twelve (12) Rolls Royce AE-2100D Turboprop Engines (spares); thirty (30) Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) with GPS Security Devices (including 6 spares); and seven (7) Multifunctional Information Distribution System – Low Volume Terminal Block Upgrade Two (MIDS-LVT BU2) (including 3 spares). Also included are AN/APX-119 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponders; AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning Systems (MWS); AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS); AN/ALR-56M Radar Warning Receiver (RWR); AN/AAQ-22 (STAR SAFIRE 380); secure communications, cryptographic equipment, and GPS-aided precision navigation equipment; publications and technical documentation; software and mission critical resources; aircraft support and equipment; unclassified return and repair; integration and testing; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total program cost is $2.2 billion.

The proceeds of this proposed sale will be used to further the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States.” concludes the statement by DSCA stating also that this sale will increase the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that continues to be an essential strategic partner in the United States.

Read the full statement here

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