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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters

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  1. The SC

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    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion.

    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016.

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    Forty-eight (48) CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters
    One hundred twelve (112) T55-GA-714A Engines (ninety-six (96) installed, sixteen (16) spares)
    One hundred sixteen (116) Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation
    Systems (EGI) (ninety-six (96) installed, twenty (20) spares)
    Fifty-eight (58) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) (forty-eight (48)
    iinstalled, ten (10) spares)
    Forty-eight (48) M240H 7.62mm Machine Guns with spare parts
    Non-MDE:
    This request also includes the following Non-MDE:
    M134D Mini-Guns or equivalent type guns with support equipment and training;
    Aircraft Survivability Equipment (AN/APR- 39A(V) l/4, AN/AVR-2B, AN/ARC-231, AN/ARC-201D, AN/APX-123A, ARN-147 VOR/ILS, ARN-153 TACAN, APN-209, IDM-401 Improved Data Modem, and AN/ARC-220);
    Infrared Signature Suppression System (IRSS);
    Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System (FRIES);
    Extended Range Fuel System (ERPS); Ballistic Armor Protection System;
    facilities;
    air worthiness support;
    spares and repair parts;
    communications equipment;
    personnel training and training equipment;
    site surveys;
    tool and test equipment;
    Ground Support Equipment (GSE);
    repair and return;
    publications and technical documentation;
    Quality Assurance Team (QAT);
    U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.
    The total overall estimated value is $3.51 billion.

    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner which has been and continues to be a leading contributor of political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command's (RSLFAC) interoperability with U.S. forces and advance the development of a heavy lift helicopter capability for Saudi Arabia.

    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region.

    The proposed sale of the CH-47F aircraft will improve Saudi Arabia's heavy lift capability. Saudi Arabia will use this enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.

    The prime contractors will be The Boeing Military Aircraft Company, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and Honeywell Aerospace Company, Phoenix, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale.

    Implementation of this sale will require up to sixty (60) U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to sixty (60) months for equipment de-processing, fielding, system checkout, training, and technical logistics support.

    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale.

    https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/kingdom-saudi-arabia-ch-47f-chinook-cargo-helicopters
     
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  2. The SC

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    The first batch will reach the Kingdom between 2020 and 2021.. But 8 might be delivered this year (2019)..CH-47F Chinook helicopters will serve in the Saudi Royal Land Forces RSLF.

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    Would this make Saudi Arabia 2nd biggest user of Chinooks?
     
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    bro have you seen comments from arab world on our videos like of Feb 27th, and other missiles/tank exercise etc
     
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    Japan is the second user after the US..
     
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    Considering their large size they can be shot down very easily.
     
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    Iran have large number of them too!!!!
     
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    You have legendary houthis at your backyard while we don't.
     
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    What is different?!!!! In war both Iranian and Saudi ch47 have one size
     
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    I think Israel and GCC should make alliance against Iran where if any of the nations are attacked by Iran then all must come to attack Iran. If Palestinian problem could be solved than Arab nations could benefit from the high level of Israeli tech like radars, missiles, etc.

    These aren't frontline helicopters if you had knowledge. And don't worry, in a war SEAD will completely destroy your air defenses.
     
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    the PGCC do not have SEAD capability even if they had, western missiles range is less than our ADs.:-):-)
     
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    America moves on to osprey and gives old 1980s junk to arabs why didnt arabs consider the osprey ?
     
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    The Osprey is full of problems..KSA prefers to buy well tried systems..Mostly the latest version with the best upgrades..
     
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    Milk the habibis
    Instead of funding R&D and progress to bring muslims out of dark age. Habibis buy shiny toys and ferraris and lamborghinis.
    Chalo lagey raho sanoo ki??