The US State Department has approved possible sales of $ 691 million of TOW 2A radio frequency (RF) missiles and related support to Egypt.

The Defense Cooperation and Security Agency (DSCA) has notified the US Congress of this possible foreign military sale (FMS).

This move comes after the Egyptian government made a request to purchase 5,000 TOW 2A, RF missiles, BGM-71E-4B-RF; and 70 TOW 2A, RF missiles, BGM-71E-4B-RF (Fly-to-Buy Lot Acceptance missiles).

Potential sales will also include missile support equipment, training, technical manuals / publications, spare parts, instrument and test equipment, and logistical support, among others.

Raytheon Missiles & Defense in Tucson, Arizona, will be the lead performer. The potential sale does not offer other known offset agreements.

The new TOW 2A RF missiles will replenish Egypt’s arsenal. It will be used during anti-terrorist operations and to improve border security against potential armored threats.

In a statement, DSCA said: “This proposed sale will support US foreign policy and national security by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally that continues to be an important strategic partner in the Middle East.

The possible sale will not affect the US defense readiness, the statement added.

Last month, the US State Department approved an FMS of 12 attacking AH-1Z helicopters and related equipment for Nigeria. The potential deal was valued at approximately $ 997 million.

The department also approved the potential sale of various cartridges of non-standard ammunition to Ukraine.

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