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State Dept Approves $143M Harpoon Block II Missile Sale to Egypt

MissileDefenseThe State Department has cleared Egypt’s request to buy UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles, related equipment and support from the U.S. government under a potential $143 million foreign military sales agreement.

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will serve as the principal contractor under the FMS deal that includes 20 Harpoon missiles, two encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, spares, repair parts and containers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

Egypt will use the missiles and related services in support of the naval force’s Type 209 submarines designed for maritime security and anti-surface warfare missions.

DSCA noted that the deal also covers logistics, test equipment, technical documentation, support equipment, publication, training resources and engineering support services.

The agency said it notified Congress of the potential sale Wednesday.

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