The US State Department Has Approved the Sale of Helicopters to the Czech Republic

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The US State Department has approved the sale of four Bell AH-1Z Viper or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility and assault helicopters to the Czech Republic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s 360.

Read more: Two Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Will Soon See Their Maiden Flights

The proposed sale of the AH-1Z or UH-60M would be in support of efforts by the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (Vzdušné síly Armády České Republiky – VzS AČR) to replace its Warsaw Pact-era Mil Mi-24 ‘Hind’ assault helicopters. The AH-1Z procurement would include a complementary buy of Bell UH-1Y Venom attack helicopters.

Valued at USD205 million, the AH-1Z deal includes weapons, training, spares, and support, while the UH-60M deal would be worth USD800 million and would also include the same.

Read more: Rheinmetall Offers Its Armoured Vehicles Lynx to the Czech Army

Specific items listed in the proposed AH-1Z sale include 14 Lockheed Martin AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles and the standard under-nose mounted M197 20 mm Gatling guns, while the UH-60M deal includes BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) guided rockets, M240H 7.62 mm machine guns, M134D 7.62 mm Miniguns, GP-19 12.7 mm machine gun pods, GAU-19B 12.7 mm Gatling guns, and M261 70 mm rocket launchers.

Read more: Two of Three Bell 429s Delivered to the Jamaica Defence Force

Both potential deals must be approved by Congress before either can be finalised.

Follow us everywhere and at any time. BulgarianMilitary.com has responsive design and you can open the page from any computer, mobile devices or web browsers. For more up-to-date news from us, follow our Reddit, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages. Do not miss the chance to subscribe to our newsletter.

BulgarianMilitary.com
Editorial team
Source: Jane`s

Comments
Loading...

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More