The State Department approved a possible $57 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Pakistan for 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on April 7.
The primary contractor would be Lockheed Martin [LMT].
The requested FMS would include 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Air-to-Ground missiles with containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
Egypt intends to use the equipment as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. This sale would be the first transfer of the R-variant missile to Egypt. It already has the F- and K-variants in its inventory, DSCA said.
DSCA noted this would contribute to the national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country “that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.”
Implementation of the FMS would not require additional U.S. government or contractor representatives to be assigned to Egypt.