The US State Department has approved the sale of border surveillance and monitoring equipment to Egypt, for use on the border with Libya.
The contract for "Border Security Mobile Surveillance Sensor Security System and associated equipment, parts and logistical support" has an estimated value of $100 million.
According to a statement on the DSCA website:
"The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale for procurement and construction of one (1) commercial off-the-shelf border security mobile surveillance sensor security system that will include the following sub-systems: mobile surveillance sensor towers, mobile command and control (C2) systems, a regional C2 system, voice/data communications equipment, spare parts, support equipment, personnel training, training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
"This mobile surveillance sensor security system will provide Egypt with advanced capabilities intended to bolster its border surveillance capabilities along its border with Libya and elsewhere. This procurement is intended for Egyptian Border Guard Forces, which currently lack any remote detection capability along unpatrolled areas of Egypt’s borders. This system would provide an early warning capability to allow for faster response times to mitigate threats to the border guards and the civilian population. Egypt should have no difficulty absorbing these systems into its armed forces."
The principal contractor is undetermined at this time and will be determined during negotiations.
(Source: US Defense Security Cooperation Agency)