State approves $8.5B sale of CH-47 helos to Germany

By Tony Bertuca / May 11, 2023 at 4:20 PM

The State Department has approved a possible $8.5 billion foreign military sale of 60 CH-47F helicopters to Germany, according to a new Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice.

The potential deal, in which Boeing would be the principal contractor, would also include dozens of engines, sensors, radios and radar systems.

“This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a NATO Ally which is an important force for political and economic stability in Europe,” DSCA said. “The proposed sale will improve Germany’s heavy lift capability.”