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World The United States approves the sale of 18 helicopters to South Korea for $ 1.5 billion

07:50  07 december  2022
07:50  07 december  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Un hélicoptère américain CH-47 Chinook, en 2004, en Afghanistan. © Archives / S. Sabawoon / EPA An American helicopter CH-47 Chinook, in 2004, in Afghanistan.

Washington announced this Tuesday, December 6, 2022 that it has agreed for the sale of 18 CH-47F Chinook helicopters in South Korea. Helicopters intended "to respond to current and future threats by strengthening the heavy transport capacities" of the South Korean army, specifies the Pentagon.

The United States announced Tuesday, December 6, 2022 that it has given the green light to a sale of 18 Chinook CH-47F transport helicopters and other equipment in South Korea for $ 1.5 billion.

"The proposed sale will improve the capacity of the Republic of Korea to respond to current and future threats by strengthening the heavy transport capacities of its army", said a Pentagon agency in a press release.

Helicopters for "rescue" missions

The CH-47F helicopters will in particular lead to conducting "medical evacuation, rescue, parachuting and rescue missions in the event of a natural disaster", she Added.

The State Department approved the possibility of this sale and the agency of the Ministry of Defense informed its congress on Tuesday.

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