It does seem very strange.
However sebe, your explanation makes sense.
Such is the results of the military-industrial complex which President Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address.
My point being is this is not an arms sale, it is part of a "foreign aid" package. With the Middle East being so unstable I do not feel this is a responsible transaction. If you might recall from an earlier blog our Commander in Chief is quoted as saying" I would'nt consider Egypt a foe or an Ally" Sebe is 100% correct of the U.S. selling/providing "outdated" weapons systems to our allies. Keep in mind a lot of that was the 60 class armor platform. F16's and any version of the Abrams is a potent platform that could easily be turned toward Isreal or other allies. As far as I am concerned, Bad Buisness