[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The United States announced that it has approved the sale of 18 CH-47F helicopters and related equipment to South Korea. The security of allies in support of U.S. foreign policy and national security goals.
According to a press release issued by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the United States, South Korea requested from the United States to purchase 18 CH-47F helicopters, 42 T55GA-714A engines, 22 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS), 44 RT-1987 Security Radio, AN/APR-39 Radar Warning System, AN/ARC-220 HF Airborne Communication System, AN/APX-123A IFF IFF and AN/ARN-147, AN/ARN 153, AN/ APN-209 radar altimeter and logistic support repair service.
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The arms sale can strengthen the South Korean Army's heavy-duty transport capabilities and improve South Korea's ability to deal with current and future threats. The CH-47F helicopter will allow South Korea to perform bilateral combat tasks, and the US State Department has approved the arms sale.
Our national army is currently using the CH-47/SD, which belongs to the Air Assault Transport Battalion of the Army Aviation Special Warfare Command. The CH-47/SD is an improved and enhanced version of the CH-47D, and South Korea purchased the CH-47F helicopter , the model is more advanced than Taiwan's active CH-47/SD.
CH-47F Performance Elements
Overall length: 30.1 meters (rotor rotation)
Main rotor diameter: 18.29 meters
Fuselage length: 15.87 meters
Fuselage width: 4.78 meters
Fuselage height: 5.68 meters (to the top of the main rotor hub)
Empty weight: 10.19 metric tons
Maximum take-off weight: 22.68 tonnes
Engine: Honeywell T55-GA-714A turboshaft engine x 2
Engine power: 2x4 733 horsepower
Top speed: 315 kilometers per hour
Cruising speed: 291 kilometers per hour
Flight altitude: 5.64 kilometers
Range: 741 km
Ferry range: 2252 kilometers