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US clears Venom sale to Czech Republic

24 October 2017

The potential sale of Bell UH-1Y Venom utility and assault helicopters to the Czech Republic has been approved by the US State Department, it was announced on 23 October.

A model of the UH-1Y in Czech national colours at the signing of an MoU between Bell Helicopter and national industry in 2016. The potential sale of 12 such helicopters has now been approved by the US government. (HIS Markit/Gareth Jennings)A model of the UH-1Y in Czech national colours at the signing of an MoU between Bell Helicopter and national industry in 2016. The potential sale of 12 such helicopters has now been approved by the US government. (HIS Markit/Gareth Jennings)

The Foreign Military Sale (FMS), which is valued at USD575 million, covers 12 helicopters, mission equipment, spares, support, and training.

As noted by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) that announced the approval, the mission kit comprises FLIR Brite Star II electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensors; AN/AAR-47 missile warning and laser detection systems, AN/ALE-47 countermeasure dispensing systems, and AN/APR-39 radar warning receivers; helmet-mounted displays; electronic warfare systems; as well as M134 GAU-17 7.62 mm Gatling guns, and M240 7.62 mm and M3M GAU-21 12.7 mm chain guns.



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