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Tunisia gets go-ahead for 12 Black hawk helicopters

Posted 29 July 2014 · Add Comment

The US State Department has approved the sale of 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Tunisia,

The Tunisians have also ordered 30 T700-GE-701D Engines (24 installed and 6 spares), 26 Embedded Global Positioning Systems/Inertial Navigation Systems, 24 M134 7.62mm Machine Guns, integration of Precision Guided Rocket System capability to permit launch of laser-guided variants of 2.75 rockets, 9,100 2.75 Hydra Rockets, 100 AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles, 20 M299 Hellfire Missile Pods, 24 M261 Hydra-70 Rocket Pods, 24 GAU-19 .50 cal Machine Guns, 15 Wescam MX-15Di or Brite Star II Electro-Optical Infrared Laser Designators, 6 Aviation Mission Planning Systems, 1 Aviation Ground Power Unit, 30 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles, 15 AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems, 15 AN/APR-39A(V)4s Radar Warning Receivers, 15 AN/AVR-2B(V)1s Laser Warning Systems, 30 MXF-4027 Very High Frequency/Ultra High Frequency radios, 15 AN/APX-117 IFF Transponders, 15 Very High Frequency/Digitally Selective Calling radios, 15 ARN-147 VOR/ILS, 15 AN/ARN-153 Tactical Air Navigation Systems, and 15 AN/ARC-220 radios. Also included are aircraft warranty, ammunition, air worthiness support, facility construction, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related element of program and logistics support.
The estimated cost is $700 million.
The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company in Lynn, Massachusetts.
 

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