Boeing additionally submit proposal for Germany’s new heavy carry helicopter

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U.S. aerospace big Boeing, in addition to Sikorsky and Rheinmetall, has submitted its response to the STH invitation to tender for Germany’s New Heavy Carry Helicopter program, also referred to as Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH).

The STH invitation to tender was issued on 24 June 2019 by the German procurement authority, particularly, the Federal Workplace of Tools, Data Expertise and In-Service Assist of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw). A contract award is anticipated in 2021 for the acquisition of 44 to 60 plane, together with sustainment and coaching.

“We’re happy to have submitted our response and stay up for working with the BAAINBw and German trade to convey one of the best worth proposition to the German Bundeswehr,” mentioned Michael Hostetter, vice chairman of Boeing Protection, Area & Safety in Germany. “The H-47 Chinook is a one in all a form platform able to performing missions that different helicopters can’t. It’s a confirmed multi-mission heavy carry helicopter with superior know-how that meets the German necessities.”

Right this moment, there are greater than 950 Chinook plane working in 20 international locations, together with eight NATO member international locations (the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, UK, Canada, and america). The Chinook will present fast interoperability to Germany whereas assembly a variety of mission wants. Because the world’s most confirmed heavy carry helicopter, the Chinook has a monitor document of on-time supply and first time high quality, with the bottom working and acquisition prices and a know-how roadmap that may maintain it related for many years to return.

“We’re dedicated to having the sustainment and coaching in addition to components of the manufacturing executed in Germany,” mentioned Dr. Michael Haidinger, president of Boeing Germany. “We are going to proceed to construct on and broaden our Germany Business Crew for the H-47 Chinook Schwerer Transporthubschrauber competitors. As well as, we’re dedicated to bringing excessive finish engineering and manufacturing alternatives from throughout the Boeing enterprise to German trade.”