UK to buy 16 H-47 Chinook helicopters

UK to buy 16 H-47 Chinook helicopters

The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of 16 H-47 Chinook helicopters to the United Kingdom.

H-47 Chinook helicopters to provide a heavy lift rotary wing capability able to execute missions in extreme environments across a full range of military operations.

The UK has placed a request for the sale of 36 T-55-GA-714A engines, 48 embedded GPS inertial navigation units, 20 common missile warning systems, 22 radio-frequency countermeasures, and 19 multi-mode radars.

The RAF has operated the Chinook in every major NATO operation since 1980, and uses the helicopter for air assault, troop transport and medical missions.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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