22 November 2010

USASAC Facilitates FMS of 5 Hueys to Philippines

22 November 2010

The five UH-1 helicopters at the Coastal Maritime Yard, Jacksonville, Fla. (photo : US Army)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the foreign military sale of five Bell UH-1 "Hueys" to the Phillipines.

The helicopters were acquired throught the Excess Defense Articles program and refurbished through FMS. The Hueys were shipped out of the Coastal Maritime Yard in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 4 on the BBC Houston.

The Phillipines Air Force purchased the renewed aircraft to assist in their continued counter-insurgency and disaster relief efforts.
USASAC implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales of defense articles and services to eligible foreign governments. The command manages approximately 4,400 FMS cases valued at more than $103 billion. USASAC also manages the Army's co-production program.

1 komentar:

  1. this is a very pragmatic deal, the huey, when refurbished, and upgraded, being a "low cost" alternative for maritime patrolling, SAR, civil protection, medevac dll...
    based on existing frame, there is also a combat helicopter version, the WASP, which could be produced by IAe and PT Pindad.
    both options details are available from: deltasia.one@gmail.com