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US Approves $417 Million Sale to Egypt of Coastal Surveillance System


US Approves $417 Million Sale to Egypt of Coastal Surveillance System

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ATSC Mobile Maritime Surveillance Vehicle
ATSC Mobile Maritime Surveillance Vehicle

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Egypt of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system and related equipment for an estimated cost of $417 million. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of a Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system that includes multi-site Acquisition Radars (fixed and mobile) with supporting facilities, Electro­Optical / Infrared Sensors (fixed, mobile, airborne), Radio Communications suites, Hybrid Power Generation Systems, Closed Circuit Television, Power and Data Distribution Units, Automatic Identification System, and various other surveillance and communications systems; and other related elements of logistical and program support.

Equipment includes:
— thirty-four (34) Integrated Fixed Towers with supporting equipment;
— twenty-eight (28) Communication Towers with supporting equipment;
— twelve (12) Relay Towers with supporting equipment;
— six (6) Naval Base Operations Rooms,
— two (2) regional Operations Centers, and one (1) Strategic Operation Center all with supporting equipment;
— six (6) Harbor Protection Systems with supporting equipment;
— Intelligent Fiber Intrusion Detection System;
— twelve (12) Vertical Take Off and Landing UAV with six (6) Ground Stations;
— fourteen (14) Mobile Maritime Surveillance Vehicles; and
— three (3) Aerostat ISR Integrated Platform with supporting equipment.

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This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a Major Non-NATO Ally country that continues to be an important strategic partner in the Middle East.Egypt intends to use this Maritime Domain Awareness system to provide the Egyptian Armed Forces with a maritime surveillance capability with real-time situational awareness in the defense of Egypt maritime boundary, natural resources, and ports. Egypt will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The prime contractor will be the Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC), McLean, VA. Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to Egypt involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) is a Small Business United States Government Contractor located in McLean, VA and is registered with:

  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Office of Defense Trade Controls (DTC)
  • Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS)

Advanced Technology Systems Company (ATSC) strives to bring the strongest services and solutions that fulfill and exceed our clients’ requirements in today’s ever-changing climate. ATSC prides itself in delivering clients with affordable, effective, proven, and streamlined solutions in order to realize full customer mission capability. When working on any developing or existing client requirements, ATSC commits to client objectives and makes them a reality. From assessing the feasibility of a project to researching methodologies, ATSC work together with the client to manage the process throughout all stages of planning, development, testing, and finalization. ATSC offers a full range of logistics services to meet the needs of all government, military, and commercial customers.

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