The State Department has approved Egypt’s request to procure Common Missile Warning SystemsÂ from the U.S. under an $81.4 million foreign military sales agreement.
BAE Systems and DynCorpÂ will serve asÂ the prime contractors on the deal that coversÂ 67 AN/AAR-57 CMWS unitsÂ for integration onto AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.
The FMS transaction will also includeÂ installation mounting kits, a countermeasure dispenser test set, publications, technical assistance, training and quality assurance services.
DSCA noted theÂ Egyptian Air Force will install the CMWS on the military branch’s multimission helicopters to detect infrared missile threats.
CMWS is a modular laser-based infrared protection system built to defend helicopters and light fixed-wing aircraft againstÂ shoulder-fired and heat-seeking missiles threats.