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Boeing responds to Germany’s Heavy Lift Helicopter invitation to tender

The H-47 Chinook offers the German Armed Forces a multimission aircraft -DATA SHEET

Boeing has submitted its response to the STH invitation to tender for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter program, also known as Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH). The response was submitted yesterday, 13 January.

The STH invitation to tender was issued on 24 June 2019 by the German procurement authority, specifically, the Federal Office of Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw). A contract award is expected in 2021 for the acquisition of 44 to 60 aircraft, including sustainment and training.

Today, there are more than 950 Chinook aircraft operating in 20 countries, including eight NATO member Nations (the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Spain, Turkey, UK, Canada, and the United States). The Chinook will provide immediate interoperability to Germany while meeting a wide range of mission needs. 

The company is a strong contributor to the German economy. It employs more than 1,000 people at 11 locations throughout Germany and sustains thousands of additional jobs through its supply chain and other activities. Boeing and its supply chain partners spend almost $1.3 billion per year through an established network of suppliers across Germany. The industry also works with many more sub-tier and German-owned suppliers worldwide. Germany is a key market for company’s investment in research and technology partnerships. The US giant has established two research sites in Germany –a Research & Technology Office in Munich and Digital Solutions & Analytics Lab in Frankfurt– and invests in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects with German industry, universities and research organizations. 

The CH-47 Chinook helicopter data sheet is attached to this AVIONEWS

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