US clears Apache sales for Egypt, missiles for Qatar

November 28, 2018

Defense News:

WASHINGTON — The U.S. State Department Tuesday announced it has cleared the potential sale of ten AH-64E Apache helicopters for Egypt, with an estimated price tag of $1 billion.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency also announced it had cleared $201 million in tank ammunition for Egypt and a package of Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) for Qatar, with an estimated price tag of $215 million.

The combined $1.416 billion in sales are not guaranteed; as with all DSCA announcements, the sales must pass through the Senate, at which point negotiations can begin. Total quantities and dollar totals often change from the original DSCA announcement and final sale.

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