Czech Republic goes for 12 UH-1Y utility helicopter

Czech Republic goes for 12 UH-1Y utility helicopter 24 October, 2017

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Czech Republic for Bell UH-1Y utility helicopters. The estimated cost is $575 million. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 11, 2017.

The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the possible sale of twelve UH-1Y utility helicopters, twenty-five T-700 GE 401C engines, thirteen Honeywell Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) and twelve M240 Machine Guns.  This request also includes Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) (includes the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/ALE-47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, Helmet Mounted Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun systems including GAU-17A and GAU-21, electronic warfare systems, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The estimated cost is $575 million.

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