WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress has been notified by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency that Thailand is seeking a $235 million helicopter deal.
The sales package, under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, would be for four UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters, 10 T700-GE-701D Engines (eight installed and two spares), warranty, support equipment and spare and repair parts.
Personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. government and contractor technical assistance would be included in the agreement.
"This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in Southeast Asia, the agency said.
The acquisition of the helicopters will help Thailand update its military capabilities and improve interoperability between Thailand and the United States and among other allies.
Sikorsky Aircraft Co. in Connecticut and General Electric Aircraft Co. in Massachusetts would be prime contractors for the sale.
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