The U.S. State Division has made a willpower approving a attainable International Navy Sale to the Authorities of Germany of CH-47F Chinook Block 2 Cargo Helicopters, and associated tools for an estimated value of $8.5 billion. The Authorities of Germany has requested to purchase sixty (60) CH-47F Block II Cargo Helicopters with customer-unique modifications; 100 forty (140) T-55-GA-714A engines (120 put in, 20 spares); seventy-two (72) AN/AAR-57 Widespread Missile Warning Techniques (CMWS) (60 put in, 12 spares); and 200 eighty-four (284) AN/ARC-231A Communications Safety (COMSEC) radios (240 put in, 44 spares); AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Units; AN/APR-39C(V)1 Radar Detecting Units; AN/ARC-220 Excessive Frequency (HF) radios with digital counter-countermeasures (ECCM); navy Exact Positioning Service (PPS) (to incorporate SAASM or M-Code); Digital Superior Flight Management Techniques (DAFCS); AN/APX-123A Identification Good friend or Foe (IFF) transponder; AN/ARN-147 very excessive frequency (VHS) omnidirectional vary and instrument touchdown system (VOR/ILS); AN/ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation Techniques (TACAN); air information computer systems; AN/APN-209 radar altimeter techniques; AN/PYQ-10 easy key loaders; KIV-77 Mode 4/5 IFF Applique; KY-100M narrowband/wideband terminal COMSEC units and AN/AVS-6 Evening Imaginative and prescient Units (NVD).

Additionally included are IDM-401 Improved Information Modem; air-to-air refueling probes; M134 gun mounts; Infrared Suppression System (IRSS); Engine Air Particle Separator (EAPS); Ballistic Safety System (BPS) with Cockpit; cabin sides; Midas Underfloor COOLS; Prolonged Vary Gasoline System (ERFS) 800 gal and 500 gal; Ahead Space Refueling Tools (FARE); Tie Down Materiel/Helicopter Underneath-Slung Load Tools (HUSLE) for inside and exterior masses; rotorbrake; rescue hoists; Quick Rope Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES); Electro Optical Infrared Sensors (EO/IR); crash resistant pilot and troop seats; skis; life rafts; litter straps and fittings; mission tools (e.g., jungle penetrator; litter basket; Jacob’s ladder; Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform (AirTEP); particular instruments and take a look at tools; floor help tools; airframe and engine spare components; technical information; publications; Upkeep Work Orders/Engineering Change Proposals (MWO/ECPs); Restore and Return (R&R); technical help; airworthiness help; transportation of plane; coaching; flight coaching and upkeep trainers; and different associated components of logistics and program help. Implementation of this proposed sale would require the short-term deployment of an estimated thirty (30) contractor representatives to Germany’s Predominant Working Bases (MOBs) for onsite plane technical, and upkeep help for the Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators (TFPS).

Boeing has provided its CH-47 Chinook to the German Military’s tender for a cargo helicopter to interchange its Sikorsky CH-53G heavy elevate helicopters. (Photograph by Boeing)

The approval was anticipated after Boeing received the bid to interchange the at present used Sikorsky CH-53G Stallion helicopters on June 1, 2022. The German authorities introduced in June 2022 that the CH-47F Block 2 was chosen because the winner of its heavy helicopter program to interchange its Sikorsky CH-53G Sea Stallion fleet. The principal contractor will likely be Boeing Helicopter Firm, Philadelphia, PA. Boeing and Airbus Helicopters had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to companion on the H-47 Chinook in help of Germany’s Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter necessities. The brand new partnership between Boeing and Airbus goals at bolstering German protection readiness whereas supporting German trade and financial development. The partnership will draw on the strengths experience of the world’s main aerospace firms to ship superior functionality, readiness and revolutionary options as a part of the German Chinook trade providing. The partnership settlement builds on the present Chinook partnership staff consisting of AERO-Bildung GmbH, CAE Elektronik GmbH, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, Lufthansa Technik, Honeywell Aerospace and Rolls-Royce Deutschland.

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter developed by American rotorcraft firm Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol. The Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter that’s among the many heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its identify, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook individuals of Oregon and Washington state. It stays one of many few plane to be developed throughout the early Sixties – together with the fixed-wing Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo plane – that has remained in each manufacturing and frontline service for over 50 years. The CH-47F is a sophisticated multi-mission helicopter for the U.S. Military and worldwide protection forces. It comprises a totally built-in, digital cockpit administration system, Widespread Avionics Structure System (CAAS) Cockpit and superior cargo-handling capabilities that complement the plane’s mission efficiency and dealing with traits. The Block 2 goals for a payload of twenty-two,000 lb (10,000 kg) with 4,000 ft (1,200 m) and 95 °F (35 °C) excessive and scorching hover efficiency to hold the Joint Mild Tactical Automobile; most takeoff weight can be raised to 54,000 lb (24,500 kg). The CH-47F can fly at speeds of over 175 mph (282 km/h) with a payload of greater than 21,000 lb (9,500 kg).