France has received Washington's nod to export Scalp missiles to Egypt as part of a package for the sale of Rafale fighter jets.
The requisite export licences have been received to bypass the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) rules which prohibit sale of military equipment to certain countries which have US made components, LA Tribune reported.
Licenses have been granted to export Rafale PODs, ITAR’s target designation nacelle to Egypt after French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington at the end of April this year.
In addition to the 24 Rafale fighter jets, Cairo is interested in purchasing 30 armed Patroller (Safran) drones and Cougar helicopter (Airbus Helicopters) for their navy. On the other hand, negotiations on the sale of two additional Gowind corvettes (5 and 6) are stalled, the Egyptians finding maintenance and prices too high.
AeroVironment has been awarded a $9,098,295 foreign military sales contract with Egypt for RQ-20B Puma AE II M3/M4 systems and support. Work will be performed in Monrovia, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept
Russia's government published a draft agreement between Russia and Egypt on Thursday allowing both countries to use each other's air space and air bases for their military planes. The draft deal read, “On the signing of the agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the Procedure for the use of airspace and aerodrome infrastructure of the Russian Federation and the Arab Republic of Egypt”
Dassault may be signing deals with Egypt and Qatar to sell 12 Rafale fighter jets to each of them within the next two months. Egypt and Qatar could convert their options on 12 additional Rafale fighters each by the end of the year and order 24 aircraft altogether, according to the LaTribune publication
Advanced Technology Systems of McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $64,087,234 contract for Egypt border security. This contract provides the Arab Republic of Egypt with a mobile surveillance sensor security system to support the Egyptian Border Guard mission to protect Egypt's national borders
Leonardos Falco Xplorer drone unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019 is free from United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations being entirely designed and manufactured in Europe. In addition, its technical characteristics place it within the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) class II category which together with the ITAR-free status make the Falco Xplorer readily exportable around the world, Leonardo announced
Germany and the UK are at loggerheads over the former blocking the export of MBDAs Meteor long range air-to-air missile for use on Saudi Arabias Eurofighter Typhoons. Berlin is understood to have blocked the sale citing German-made components in the missile as it is opposed to Saudi Arabias use of the Meteor-mounted Typhoons in the Yemen conflict and over the Jamal Khashoggi affair
France is working to reduce US-made components from its defense products so as not to run afoul of the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which allow Washington to veto sale to countries it does not approve of. French Defence Minister Florence Parly said Yesterday that reducing dependence on US-made components was necessary so as not to hinder the export of French military products
The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has issued a Request for information (RFI) for the development, construction and supply of six new and identical offshore steel or aluminum hull patrol boats for the French Navy. The RFI issued last Friday also asks for maintenance in operational conditions (OLS) of these vessels in overseas territories and realization of associated services, including the provision of spare parts, documentation and training
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