A Hellenic Army CH-47SD (Image (CC) Jerry Gunner)

Greece buys 10 Chinooks

If the US Congress approves of it, Greece will get 10 Boeing CH-47D Chinook medium transport helicopter. The State Department already has given the green light for the deal that includes spare parts and support for a combined cost of US$ 150 million.

According to the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency Greece will also get 23 T55-GA-714A engines (20 installed and, 3 spares), 12 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (10 installed and 2 spares), 12 AN/ARC-220 High Frequency (HF) Radios, 12 AN/ARC-186 Very High Frequency (VHF) AM/FM Radios, 12 AN/ARC-164 Ultra High Frequency (UHF)-AM, 12 AN/ARN 123 VOR ILS Marker Beacons, 12 AN/ARN-89 or AN/ARN-149 Direction Finder Sets, 12 AN/ASN-128 Doppler/Global Positioning System Navigation Sets, 12 AN/ARC-201D or AN/ARC-201E VHF FM Homing Radios, 12 AN/APX-118 Transponders, 3 AN/APX-118A Transponders and 12 AN/APR-39A(V)1 Radar Signal Detecting Sets plus mission equipment.

Greece already flies the Chinook since the 1980s. Currently the Mediterranean country operates 9 CH-47Ds and six CH-47SDs.

Source: US DSCA / DoD

A Hellenic Army CH-47SD (Image (CC) Jerry Gunner)
A Hellenic Army CH-47SD (Image (CC) Jerry Gunner)