DSCA notified Congress Dec. 6 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Hungary for the modification and inspection of UH-1N Utility Helicopters

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 – The Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency noti­fied Con­gress Dec. 6 of a pos­si­ble For­eign Mil­i­tary Sale to the Gov­ern­ment of Hun­gary for the mod­i­fi­ca­tion and inspec­tion of 32 UH-1N Util­i­ty Heli­copters and asso­ci­at­ed equip­ment, parts, train­ing and logis­ti­cal sup­port for an esti­mat­ed cost of $426 mil­lion.

The Gov­ern­ment of Hun­gary has request­ed a pos­si­ble sale of the mod­i­fi­ca­tion and inspec­tion of 32 UH-1N Util­i­ty Heli­copters and 20 T‑400 spare engines being pro­vid­ed as grant Excess Defense Arti­cles (EDA). Also pro­vid­ed are For­ward Look­ing Infrared Radar, Night Vision Devices, sim­u­la­tors, spare and repair parts, sup­port and test equip­ment, pub­li­ca­tions and tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, per­son­nel train­ing and train­ing equip­ment, U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor engi­neer­ing, tech­ni­cal and logis­tics sup­port ser­vices, and oth­er relat­ed ele­ments of logis­ti­cal and pro­gram sup­port. The esti­mat­ed cost is $426 mil­lion.

This pro­posed sale will con­tribute to the for­eign pol­i­cy and nation­al secu­ri­ty of the Unit­ed States by help­ing to improve the mil­i­tary capa­bil­i­ties of Hun­gary and fur­ther­ing NATO stan­dard­iza­tion and inter­op­er­abil­i­ty between Unit­ed States and oth­er NATO allies.
The pro­posed sale will help improve Hungary’s over­all abil­i­ty to con­duct human­i­tar­i­an and search and res­cue med­ical evac­u­a­tion mis­sions. The pro­posed sale would fur­ther enhance and enable inter­op­er­abil­i­ty with U.S. Armed Forces and oth­er coali­tion part­ners in the region. Sim­i­lar items have not pre­vi­ous­ly been pro­vid­ed to Hun­gary.

The pro­posed sale of this equip­ment and sup­port will not alter the basic mil­i­tary bal­ance in the region.

The prime con­trac­tor will be the U.S. Navy, Naval Air Sys­tems Com­mand. There are no known off­set agree­ments pro­posed in con­nec­tion with this poten­tial sale.

Imple­men­ta­tion of this pro­posed sale will require mul­ti­ple U.S. Gov­ern­ment and con­trac­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to trav­el to Hun­gary for one week inter­vals, semi-annu­al­ly, for a peri­od of three years for pro­gram and tech­ni­cal reviews, and train­ing and main­te­nance sup­port.

There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readi­ness as a result of this pro­posed sale.
This notice of a poten­tial sale is required by law and does not mean the sale has been con­clud­ed.

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