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Israel requests Seahawk equipment

7th July 2016 - 12:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of excess SH-60F Seahawk helicopter equipment and support to Israel at $300 million, it was announced on 6 July.

Israel has requested 12 T-700 GE 401C engines (ten installed and two spares); eight AN/APN-194(V) radar altimeters; eight AN/APN-217A Doppler radar navigation sets; eight AN/ARN-15l (V)2 Global Positioning Systems; and eight AN/APX100(V) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder sets. 

The request also includes eight GAU-16 50 calibre machine guns; eight M-60D/M-240 machine guns; eight internal auxiliary fuel tanks; 16 external auxiliary fuel tanks; and eight C-11822/AWQ controllers, armament system.

Spares and repair parts, support and test equipment have also been listed in the request.

The equipment is to outfit the eight SH-60F Seahawk airframes Israel is acquiring through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program under a separate notification. The helicopters will operate from four new frigates being acquired to secure the Leviathan Natural Gas Field and counter other regional threats.

General Electric, Science and Engineering Services will be the principal contractors of the FMS.

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