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US oks a $70 mn FMS from Egypt for AN/MPQ-64F1 Improved Sentinel radar systems
The United States State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt for Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars and related equipment, training, and support for an estimated cost of $70 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Sept. 19.
US oks a 70 mn FMS from Egypt for AN MPQ 4F1 Improved Sentinel radar system 640 001ThalesRaytheonSystems' AN/MPQ-64F1 Improved Sentinel radar system
(Credit: ThalesRaytheonSystems)
The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of eight Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars and software and training, as well as spares and support equipment, technical manuals, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC-92E Radios, 16 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Ml 152 with Shelter Carrier Kit, U.S. Government and contractor support, training and other associated support, equipment and services. The total estimated value of MDE is $40 million. The total overall estimated cost is $70 million.

The Government of Egypt intends to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. This will contribute to Egypt’s military goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability among Egypt, the United States, and other allies. The principal contractor involved in this program is Thales Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, California.

The AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel radar features a mobile tactictal air defense and weapon coordination X-band radar. It uses a high scan rate (30 RPM) and operates at a range of 40 km. It detects helicopters, high-speed attack aircraft, cruise missiles and UAVs, and features a 360° rocket artillery and mortar detection.



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