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News: 12 Bell UH-1Y Venom helicopters for Czech Republic

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WASHINGTON, Oct 23, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Czech Republic for UH-1Y utility helicopters. The estimated cost is $575 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 11, 2017.

The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the possible sale of twelve (12) UH-1Y utility helicopters, twenty-five (25) T-700 GE 401C engines (twenty-four (24) installed, one (1) spare), thirteen (13) Honeywell Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) (twelve (12) installed, one (1) spare), and twelve (12) 7.62mm M240 Machine Guns.

This request also includes Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) (includes the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/ALE-47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, Helmet Mounted Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun systems including GAU-17A and GAU-21, electronic warfare systems, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $575 million.
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Multipurpose helicopters have been offered by the governments of Italy and the United States

31.10.2017 • Today, the Ministry of Defense has taken over the offer from Italy and the US to supply 12 multi-purpose helicopters. They will now be assessed and evaluated. Until we complete this process, we will not comment more on the job.

The entire project runs according to the schedule. The final decision on new helicopter suppliers will be on the new government.

Source: Author: Jan Pejšek, Communications Department, Ministry of Defense.
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Czechs pick Bell for $622 million army helicopter deal

Reuters, August 22, 2019, PRAGUE — The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday.

The deal includes the utility Venom aircraft and the attack Viper aircraft, which share most of their parts. Bell is a unit of Textron.

The Czech Army was choosing between Bell and Lockeed Martin’s Sikorsky in the deal which also includes weaponry and ammunition shipments.

“It will be eight UH-1Y Venoms and four UH-1Z Vipers,” Metnar told reporters on a trip to a military base, in remarks broadcast on Czech Television.

News agency CTK said Metnar expected to sign a contract by the end of the year and delivery was due in 2023.
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Remarkable it is now a mix of two (sub)types.

What will these helicopters replace, Mi-24/35s and/or Mi-8/17s?
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Canberra TT.18 wrote:Remarkable it is now a mix of two (sub)types.

What will these helicopters replace, Mi-24/35s and/or Mi-8/17s?
Both the Mi-24/35 and Mi-171.

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