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Egypt Requests $2.2B Super Hercules Aircraft Sale From US

Egypt has asked to buy a dozen C-130J military transport planes and associated equipment from the U.S. government under a $2.2 billion foreign military sales proposal approved by the State Department.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the proposed FMS deal for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Super Hercules offering seeks to add airlift capability for Egyptian troops when they perform border security, terrorist interdiction, humanitarian and internal security threat response missions.

Pieces of equipment covered by the possible transaction include four Rolls-Royce AE-2100D engines for each aircraft, 12 spare engines, 30 embedded GPS units and seven Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems.

The other items are missile warning systems, radar warning receivers, identification friend or foe transponders, countermeasures dispensing systems, cryptographic equipment, mission software and other various assets for the C-130J aircraft.

Egypt, which operates a fleet of C-130 Hercules airlifters, would receive support from two contracted field service representatives and one logistic service representative over a three-year period if the deal is implemented.

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