By Matthew Beinart | April 5, 2018
Spain has purchased 17 Boeing CH-47F cargo helicopters with modifications for $1.3 billion, according to a U.S. State Department notice.
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale April 4.
Modifications for the CH-47F helicopters include 21 Common Missile Warning System AN/AAR-57A(V)8 and 42 embedded global positioning system inertial navigation system.
Under the deal, Spain also requested AN/ARC-231 multi-mode radios, AN/ARC-201D SINCGARS radios and AN/ARC-220 high frequency radios.
“The proposed sale of the CH-47F aircraft will improve Spain's heavy lift capability. Spain will use this enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats,” DSCA said in a statement.