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Bell Helicopter might provide 18 Huey II to Lebanon

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Lebanon
 
 
Bell Helicopter might provide 18 Huey II to Lebanon
 
US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for Huey II rotary wing aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million. The prime contractor will be Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas.
     
US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for Huey II rotary wing aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million. The prime contractor will be Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lebanese aging fleet of UH-1H aircrafts would be replaced by Bell's Huey II
     

The Government of Lebanon has requested a possible sale of 18 Huey II rotary wing aircraft, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, repair and return, aircraft preparation for shipment, ferry and refueling support, component improvement program, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $180 million.

The proposed sale of these aircraft will enable Lebanon to meet present and future challenges posed by internal and border security threats, evacuations, search and rescue, and drug interdiction operations. The Huey II will augment Lebanon's recently-purchased Huey II aircraft, help replace its aging fleet of UH-1H aircraft and provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with mission-capable assets.