The State Department has approved a potential $2.6 billion deal with Egypt for the sale of 23 CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress on Thursday of the foreign military sale.

A Boeing CH-47F
(Photo: U.S. Army)

Along with the Boeing [BA]-built heavy-lift Chinook helicopters, Egypt would also receive 56 of Honeywell’s [HON] T-55 engines, 29 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems and 75 M-250 machines.

The deal also includes AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR), AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Sets, high-frequency radios, aircraft survivability equipment, AN/AVS-6 night vision devices (NVD) and 7.62mm ammunition.

“The proposed sale will improve Egypt’s heavy lift capability. Egypt will use this enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats,” the DSCA wrote in a statement.