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AH-64E Apaches approved for Egypt

30 November 2018

The US State Department has approved the sale of 10 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 27 November.

The Egyptian Air Force currently operates AH-64D Apaches, including the last ones that were made to this standard. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)The Egyptian Air Force currently operates AH-64D Apaches, including the last ones that were made to this standard. (Egyptian Ministry of Defence)

It said the proposed sale was worth an estimated USD1 billion and included 24 engines (including four spares), 12 (two spare) Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sites/Pilot Night Vision Systems (M-TADS/PNVS), 14 (four spare) navigation systems, 135 Hellfire missiles, AVR-2 laser-detecting sets, AN/APR-39D radar warning receivers, AN/AVS-6 night-vision goggles, and unidentified doppler radar systems.

The request also includes software support for the Aviation Mission Planning Systems (AMPS), survivability equipment, communication and electronic equipment, spares, training US government, and contractor services.

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