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Extensive Acquisition by Saudi Arabia

Extensive Acquisition by Saudi Arabia December 9, 2016

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will acquire 48 CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support under Foreign Military Sale from the US. The acquisition request also includes 112 T55-GA-714A Engines, 116 Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI), 58 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) and 48 M240H 7.62mm Machine Guns as well as several non-MDE (Major Defence Equipment) supplies. The estimated contract value is $3,51 billion. The Chinooks will support Saudi Arabia’s heavy lift capability. 

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