The State Department approved a possible $81.4 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Egypt for Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Black Hawks, and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on Oct. 6.

CH-47F Chinook and AH-64E Apache. Photo courtesy Boeing.
CH-47F Chinook and AH-64E Apache. Photo courtesy Boeing.

The sale would include major defense equipment (MDE) of 67 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS).

The FMS also includes non-MDE including OCONUS Installation/Integration, Installation Mounting Kits, Countermeasure Dispenser Test Set AN/ALM-294, Technical Assistance, U.S. government training and OCONUS contractor training, publications and technical documents, quality assurance and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The primary contractors for this sale are BAE Systems and DynCorp [DCP].

Egypt would use the CMWS to equip the Egyptian Air Force’s fleet of multimission helicopters with a detection system for infrared missile threats, DSCA said.

Implementation of the sale would require the assignment of two U.S. Government and two contractor representatives to Egypt to support delivery of the equipment, installation and integration, maintenance and to provide technical support and equipment familiarization. The program also requires multiple trips involving U.S. government and contractor personnel to participate in technical reviews, training, and installation.