Turkey will spend 1.2 billion purchase of 14 CH-47F and the entire logistics system
US-made CH -47F helicopters, according to defense
online website December 9, 2009 reported in the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of December 7, which may be sold to Turkey 14 CH-47F helicopters, and worth about 1.2 billion dollar-related components, equipment, training and logistical support for a full set of equipment.
Turkish government has asked to buy 14 transport helicopters, CH-47F, 32 T55-GA-714A turbine engines, 28 AN/ARC-201E Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), 14 frame AN/APR-39A (V) 1 radar signal detection settings, support equipment, special tools and test equipment, spare parts, publications and technical documentation, site survey, personnel training and training equipment, ferry services, the U.S. government and contractor technical and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistics support.
estimated cost of $ 1.2 billion
Turkey, the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region’s partners. To help North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies to maintain a strong and agile development and self-defense capability will help to establish an acceptable military balance in the region, these interests of U.S. national vital. This proposed sale to meet these goals. The proposed sale will enhance Turkey’s ability to meet the troop movements, medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search and rescue, disaster relief, fire fighting, construction of large-scale current and future needs. Turkey will use the helicopters to strengthen its homeland defense against regional threats, to improve the humanitarian, disaster relief and response mobilization.
this equipment and support sales plans will not change the basic military balance in the region.
main contractor will be Boeing Pennsylvania Ridley Park. There is no compensation associated with the potential sale agreement. (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Electronic Science and Technology Information Institute Song Wenwen)