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Egypt Requests 2 Used E-2Cs

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E-2C Hawkeye(click to view full) On Oct 19/07, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced [PDF] Egypt’s formal request for 2 used E-2C Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Command & Control aircraft, 2 excess spare T56-A-425 engines, modifications, support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $75 million. Now, that order appears to have been followed by an upgrade request… The prime contractor will be Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation in Bethpage, NY. There are no offset agreements associated with this potential sale and no additional U. S. Government or contractor personnel will be needed in country. DSCA adds: “This sale is consistent with these U.S. objectives and with the 1950 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security. The Government of Egypt requires additional E-2C aircraft to strengthen AEW surveillance and enhanced command, control, and communications capabilities within its defense network. These aircraft will ensure enhanced fleet communications and interoperability.” June 27/08: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Bethpage, NY received a $38 million firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00421-05-G-0001) […]

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