UAE requests CH-47F helicopters from US government
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale of CH-47F Chinook helicopters to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UAE has requested ten CH-47F Chinooks, along with T55-GA-714A engines; Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation System; AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems; M134D-H mini guns; and M240H machine guns.
Also included is aircraft survivability equipment; fire fighting equipment; ballistic armour protection system; air worthiness support; spare and repair parts; communications equipment; personnel training and training equipment; along with tool, test and support equipment.
The estimated cost of the package is $830.3 million.
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