The State Department approved a possible $260 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) request to Egypt for continuation of logistics support services and equipment.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the potential sale on May 24.

Seal of DSCA. Image: U.S. Department of Defense.
Seal of DSCA. Image: U.S. Department of Defense.

The possible sale includes follow-on support for Oman’s existing F-16 fleet including support equipment, communications equipment, personnel training, spare and repair parts, publications, Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), Contractor Engineer Technical Services (CETS), Technical Coordination Group (TCG), International Engine Management Program (IEMP), Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) calibration, and technical orders.

The prime contractors for the sale are Lockheed Martin [LMT], ITT Exelis-Harris [HRS], BAE Systems, Honeywell [HON], Northrop Grumman [NOC], Marvin Engineering, and Goodrich [GR].

The possible sale would allow the Royal Air Force of Oman to ensure the reliability and performance of its F-16 aircraft, DSCA said.

The FMS also “allows the U.S. military to support the Royal Air Force of Oman, further strengthen the U.S.-Omani military-to-military relationship, and ensure continued interoperability of forces and opportunities for bilateral training and exercises with Oman’s military forces,” the agency said in a statement.

Implementation of the FMS would not require additional U.S. government and contractor representatives to be assigned to Oman.