Greeks ask for eight more Chinook engines
Chinook helicopter as an amendment to an FMS case dating from 2014.
The extra Honeywell engines add $14 million to the previous $57 million FMS deal, the official Congressional Record noted on 10 March.
‘The proposed sale will provide continued maintenance and support to the Hellenic Army’s CH-47 helicopters, which are used for firefighting, search and rescue, disaster relief, humanitarian support, counter-terrorism and combat operations,’ the Congressional Record added.
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the Hellenic Army currently operates a total of 24 CH-47Ds with an estimated retirement date of 2041. All bar one of these helicopters were covered by the 2014 FMS transaction, with the other Chinook arriving in 2019.
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