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State Dept OKs $180M Australian Request for Boeing-Built Chinook Helicopters

ChinookThe State Department has cleared the possible $180 million sale of Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the Australian government ordered Chinook helicopters, aircraft turbine engines, common missile warning systems, Honeywell‘s (NYSE: HON) global positioning systems and other associated systems.

Australia also requested the sale of non-major defense equipment such as transponders, GPS receivers, airborne communication systems, cryptographic computers, night-vision systems, airborne navigation systems and spare parts.

The country intends for the CH-47F aircraft to bolster its homeland defense and regional threat deterrence systems.

Chinook helicopters will serve as a replacement for Australia’s legacy CH-47D aircraft, DSCA said.

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