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Boeing responds to German heavy-lift helicopter tender

14th January 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing is offering the H-47 Chinook for the German armed forces’ New Heavy Lift Helicopter Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) programme, the company announced on 14 January.

The German procurement authority issued the STH invitation to tender in June 2019, with Boeing submitting its response on 13 January.

Germany is seeking 44 to 60 aircraft including sustainment and training under the programme, with a contract award expected in 2021.

Boeing believes that the Chinook will provide immediate interoperability to Germany while meeting a wide range of mission needs.

Michael Hostetter, vice president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security in Germany, said: ‘We’re pleased to have submitted our response and look forward to working with the BAAINBw and German industry to bring the best value proposition to the German Bundeswehr.

‘The H-47 Chinook is a one of a kind platform capable of performing missions that other helicopters cannot. It is a proven multi-mission heavy lift helicopter with advanced technology that meets the German requirements.’

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