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Egypt Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build FMS

Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis [© AM General]

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build equipment.

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DSCA Press Release, Washington DC, 10 January 2024: The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of Light Tactical Vehicle Chassis and Fleet Build and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The Government of Egypt has requested to buy additional light tactical vehicle chassis and fleet build that will be added to a previously implemented case. The original Foreign Military Sales case, valued at $41.9 million, included 4-Man REV1-B Rolling Chassis with 190 horsepower (HP) diesel engines upgraded to 205HP turbocharged engines; training for chassis assembly process, operations, and maintenance; spare and repair parts; testing equipment; US Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated total cost is $200 million.

This proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security objectives by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally that continues to be an important force for political stability and economic growth in the Middle East. The proposed sale will contribute to the modernisation of Egypt’s Light Tactical Vehicle fleet, enhancing its ability to meet current and future threats. These chassis will contribute to Egypt’s goal of updating its military capability while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies. Egypt will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and services into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

The principal contractor will be AM General, LLC, of Mishawaka, IN. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.

Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of up to five (5) additional US Government and three (3) contractor representatives to Egypt for a duration of five (5) years to support fielding and training for the programme. There will be no adverse impact on US defence readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

The description and dollar value are for the highest estimated quantity and dollar value based on initial requirements. Actual dollar value will be lower depending on final requirements, budget authority, and signed sales agreement(s), if and when concluded.

Egyptian TEMSAH 3 on LTV 13-Series Chassis at EDEX 2023 [© AM General]
Library image of an Egyptian TEMSAH 3 built on an AM General LTV Chassis [© Bob Morrison]

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