The State Department approved a possible $143 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Egypt for UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles and equipment, training, and support.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on May 11.
The possible sale includes major defense equipment (MDE) of 20 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles and two Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles (EHCTV).
Other non-MDE items in the FMS include containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor representative technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
The prime contractor for the sale is Boeing [BA].
Egypt would use the submarine-launched Harpoon missiles to support the Egyptian Navy’s Type 209 submarines, increasing its anti-surface warfare and maritime security capabilities, DSCA said.
Implementation of the FMS would require U.S. government and contractor representatives to make annual trips to Egypt for technical reviews, support, and oversight for about five years.