Saudi Request for 48 CH-47Fs Approved

UAE Air Force Boeing CH-47F Chinook 2512 at the Dubai Airshow (2013) - Robert Sant /

The US State Department has approved a possible sale of forty eight CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia. If finalised the deal would be worth around $3.51 billion and would cover forty eight new build helicopters, one hundred and twelve T-55-GA-714A engines (including sixteen spares) and various navigation and weapons systems.