MOSCOW, May 28. (ARMS-TASS). Agency for defense cooperation and security, the U.S. DoD (DSCA) notified Congress of a proposed sale of the land of Egypt attack helicopters AH-64D "block 2" Apache Longbou, as well as related equipment and services contract in the framework of the foreign military sales. " The total cost of the agreement, in the case of all options, could reach 820 million USD.
The Egyptian government asked the United States with the request for the sale of 12 attack helicopters AH-64D "block 2" Apache Longbou, 27 gas-turbine engines T700-GE-701D, 36 upgraded systems to detect and target / night vision systems M-TADS/PNVS, 28 launchers, missiles AGM-114B "Hellfayr Longbou" M299, 14 automatic shooting false heat goals AN/ALQ-144 (V) 3, 14 sets of warning radar radiation AN/APR-39B (V) 2, the supply of spare parts and a technical support.
The main contractors contract selected by Boeing, Lockheed Martin and General Electric.
Congress has 30 days to block the proposed sale, otherwise the agreement will enter into force.
Egypt will not experience difficulties with the adoption of new helicopters to adopt. 36 rotary-wing aircraft configuration AH-64A "Apache" were the Egyptian Air Force in 1994-1996. In September 2000, the Government of Egypt to the United States with a request to upgrade 35 helicopters, AH-64A. Under an intergovernmental agreement, signed with the U.S. DoD Boeing contracts worth 400 million dollars to modernize the Air Force helicopters to Egypt configuration AH-64D "Apache Longbou. Work on refurbishment began in 2001 and was completed in late 2006.
Since the start of production of AH-64 Apache was delivered to foreign customers about 300 helicopters, versions of "A" and "D", including the Supreme Council of Greece (32), Israel (49), Japan (13), Kuwait (16), Netherlands ( 29), Singapore (20), Britain (67), Saudi Arabia (12), the United Arab Emirates (30). In 2008, the request for the sale of 30 and 12 helicopters, AH-64D, respectively, called Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia.
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