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US State Department approves sale of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles to Egypt

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Egypt
 
 
US State Department approves sale of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles to Egypt
 
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $57 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida.
     
The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $57 million. The principal contractor will be Lockheed Martin Corporation in Orlando, Florida.
Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire II missile
     
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of 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. The estimated cost is $57 million. The AGM-114K is a high-explosive anti-tank missile equipped with a tandem shaped-charge warhead to defeat all current and projected armoured threats.

This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 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.

Egypt will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. While this potential sale would be the first transfer of the R variant of this missile to Egypt, Egypt already has the F and K variants in its inventory.