Egypt - Support Package for Fast Missile Craft
25 February 2002
The US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of a support package for fast missile naval craft. The package consists of Harpoon missiles, Phalanx Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) and associated equipment and services. The total value, if all options are exercised, could be as high as $255 Million.
The sale, in support of their Fast Missile Craft Programme, is for 53 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles, four PHALANX CIWS, 50,000 rounds of 20mm tungsten ammunition, four AN/SWG-1A Harpoon Shipboard Command Launch Control Systems, and the requisite spares, repair and logistic support.
The Fast Missile Craft will be acquired by direct commercial sale and notified by a separate DSCA notification. These additional systems, which are to be installed on the Fast Missile Craft, will allow Egypt to maintain its current defensive capability. Egypt currently has CIWS and Harpoon missiles in their inventory.
The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company of St. Charles, Missouri and Raytheon Company of Tucson, Arizona. There are no offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
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