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Bell Helicopters to provide 3 UH-1H Huey II helicopters to Lebanon

World Aviation Defense & Security News - Lebanon
Bell Helicopters to provide 3 UH-1H Huey II helicopters to Lebanon
Bell Helicopter Textron Inc has been awarded an $18,935,563 foreign military sales contract for the procurement of three UH-1H Huey II utility helicopters in support of the government of Lebanon, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on Tuesday March 15, 2016.
Bell Helicopters to provide 3 UH 1H Huey II helicopters to Lebanon 640 001 A Lebanese Air Force's Bell UH-1H Huey II utility helicopter
(Credit: Inbohyn)

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (99.85 percent); and Lebanon (0.15 percent), with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2017.

The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity, the US DoD said.

The UH-1H is an improved variant of the UH-1D, with the Lycoming T53-L-13 engine of 1,400 shp (1,000 kW) installed, a vibration-reduction system, infrared countermeasures and a night-vision-goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit, among other capabilities.

The Lebanese Air Force currently operates 27 ex-US Army UH-1H utility helicopters, as well as SA342 Gazelle light rotorcraft and SA 330 Puma/IAR 330s.