The U.S. State Division has made a willpower approving a doable Overseas Navy Sale to the Authorities of Egypt of CH-47F Chinook Helicopters and associated tools for an estimated value of $2.6 billion. The Authorities of Egypt has requested to purchase twenty-three (23) CH-47F Chinook helicopters; fifty-six (56) T-55-GA-714A engines (46 put in, 10 spares); fifty-two (52) Embedded International Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation Methods (INS) (EGI) (46 put in, 6 spares); twenty-nine (29) AN/AAR-57 Widespread Missile Warning Methods (CMWS) (23 put in, 6 spares); and seventy-five (75) M-240 machine weapons (69 put in, 6 spares). The proposed sale will enhance Egypt’s heavy raise functionality. Egypt will use this enhanced functionality to strengthen its homeland protection and deter regional threats. Egypt can have no problem absorbing this tools and companies into its armed forces.
The proposed sale of this tools and assist is not going to alter the fundamental navy stability within the area.The principal contractor shall be Boeing Helicopter Firm, Philadelphia, PA. There aren’t any recognized offset agreements proposed in reference to this potential sale.

Additionally included is Widespread Missile Warning System (CMWS) labeled software program; AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers (RWR); AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Units (LDS); Excessive Frequency (HF) radios; Plane Survivability Gear (ASE) (together with 25.4mm decoy cartridges, impulse cartridges for cable cutters and plane cartridges); AN/ARN-147 Very Excessive Frequency (VHF) Omni Directional Radio Vary/Instrument Touchdown System (VOR/ILS) receivers; AN/ARN-153 Tactical Airborne Navigation System (TACAN) radios; AN/APN-209 radar altimeters, AN/AVS-6 Night time Imaginative and prescient Units (NVD); 7.62mm ammunition; gadgets and companies to assist the mission tools; {hardware} and companies required to implement extra plane choices similar to: rescue hoists; exterior cargo slings and nets; Bambi fireplace buckets; Quick Rope Insertion Extraction Methods (FRIES); Cargo On/Off Loading Methods (COOLS); Prolonged Vary Gas Methods (ERFS); Upkeep Work Orders/Engineering Change Proposals (MWO/ECPs); technical help; transportation; coaching; and different associated components of logistics and program assist.


Boeing Chinook CH-47F Block II Transport Helicopter

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. Because the kind’s inception, the Chinook has carried out varied secondary missions, together with medical evacuation, catastrophe aid, search and rescue, plane restoration, fireplace combating, and heavy building help. The navy model of the helicopter has been exported to nations the world over; the U.S. Military and the Royal Air Power have been its two largest customers. The civilian model of the Chinook is the Boeing Vertol 234. It stays one of many few plane to be developed throughout the early Nineteen 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.

In 2001, the primary Boeing CH-47F, an upgraded CH-47D, made its maiden flight; the primary manufacturing mannequin rolled out on 15 June 2006 at Boeing’s facility in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and first flew on 23 October 2006. Upgrades embrace 4,868-shaft-horsepower (3,630 kW) Honeywell engines and the airframe that includes better single-piece building to decrease upkeep necessities. The milled building reduces vibration, in addition to inspection and restore wants, and eliminates flexing factors to extend service life. 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). New avionics embrace a Rockwell Collins Widespread Avionics Structure System (CAAS) cockpit, and BAE Methods’ Digital Superior Flight Management System (DAFCS). AgustaWestland assembles the CH-47F underneath license, generally known as the Chinook ICH-47F, for a number of prospects. Boeing delivered 48 CH-47Fs to the U.S. Military by means of August 2008; at the moment Boeing introduced a $4.8 billion contract with the Military for 191 Chinooks.