Ten US Apache helicopters were loaded onto to ships for delivery to Egypt four days ago, an Egyptian air force commander has said at a press conference.
The statement, by Lieutenant General Younes El-Masry, comes after US Secretary of State John Kerry told Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on Monday that the attack helicopters would be sent in November.
In September, the US said it planned to deliver ten Apache helicopters to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts.
The US announced last April it would lift the hold on the helicopters' delivery to Egypt, initially imposed after the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
Each year the US sends Egypt aid of $1.5 billion, including military aid of $1.3 billion, which was frozen in October 2013 over democracy concerns.