$3.5 billion sale to UK of 36 Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopters approved by US
October 20, 2018
The U.S. Department of State has approved a possible $3.5 billion sale of 16 H-47 Chinook helicopters to the United Kingdom, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Friday.
The U.K. government has requested 16 H-47 Chinook Extended Range helicopters to provide a heavy lift rotary wing capability able to execute missions in extreme environments across a full range of military operations, the DSCA said in a Friday, October 20 release.
The RAF is due to retire its Puma medium lift helicopters in March 2025.
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