US Approves Twenty Submarine Launched Harpoon Missiles To Egypt For $143 Million

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US Approves Twenty Submarine Launched Harpoon Missiles To Egypt For $143 Million
UGM-80L launched by a submarine (Image: wikipedia)

The US State Department has approved sale of Twenty UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles and two Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles (EHCTV) to Egypt for $143 million.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 11, 2016.

The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of Twenty Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles and Two Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles (EHCTV).

Non-MDE items also included are containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, US Government and contractor representative technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support.

The proposed sale of these submarine-launched missiles will support the Egyptian Navy’s Type 209 submarines, increasing its anti-surface warfare and maritime security capabilities. Egypt already possesses Harpoon Block II missiles and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional weapons. The prime contractor will be Boeing.

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