State Department Approves Possible Tech Support to Egyptian Navy

WASHINGTON — The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Egypt of technical support for various Egyptian navy ships for an estimated cost of $554 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a release.

Egypt’s government has requested a possible sale of technical support that provides for material and labor services in support of Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates (FFG 7 class ships), fast missile craft, mine hunter coastal ships, coastal mine hunter ships and 25-meter and 28-meter fast patrol craft.

Egypt intends to use this technical maintenance and service support to ensure that its navy is operationally capable of providing coastal defense and security. The proposed sale will increase the Egyptian navy’s material and operational readiness. The prime contractor for engineering services support will be VSE Corp., and U.S. Government activities will provide the technical support to Egypt.