The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress earlier this month of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for 40 Skyguard AMOUN Solid-State Transmitters to support the upgrade of the Skyguard-SPARROW Launcher/Illuminator System and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $77 million.
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of 40 Skyguard AMOUN Solid-State Transmitters to support the upgrade of the Skyguard-SPARROW Launcher/Illuminator System. Also included are spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documents, and U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $77 million.
The Egyptian Navy intends to purchase this equipment to improve the reliability and maintainability of the Skyguard air defense system. Egypt's current transmitters are over 30 years old, obsolete, or non-functional. Egypt will have no difficulty absorbing these transmitters into its armed forces.