On May 7, 2020, the US Department of Defense Agency for Defense Cooperation (DSCA) sent a notice to the US Congress on the upcoming sale of the kits and equipment for the modernization of 43 combat helicopters to the United States through the American program of intergovernmental foreign military sales (FMS) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Boeing AH-64D Apache of the Armed Forces of Egypt to the level of AN-64E Apache Guardian. The sale is authorized by the US Department of State. The total estimated cost of supplies and modernization will be $ 2.3 billion.
On the bmpd side, we indicate that, apparently, modernization, as usual, will be carried out at the expense of American military assistance to Egypt.
Recall that Egypt initially received 36 AN-64A Apache helicopters from the USA in 1994-1997. In 2003-2006, 35 of these helicopters were upgraded by Boeing Corporation to the AN-64D level, but without the installation of the AN / APG-78 Longbow radar. At the end of 2014, ten more Boeing AN-64D Block II helicopters were also delivered to Egypt, also without the installation of a Longbow radar. It is characteristic that, judging by the text of the DSCA notification, the now announced modernization of the 43 remaining Egyptian AN-64D helicopters to the AN-64E level also does not imply equipping them with Longbow radars.
We also note that in November 2018, the DSCA published a notice about the upcoming sale to Egypt through FMS of ten AN-64E helicopters of a new construction with a total estimated cost of $ 1 billion (no delivery so far).