17-Dec-2012 Source: HeliHub.com
In late July 2012, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified US Congress of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Lebanon for six Huey II helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $63 million. Full details of the DSCA request can be viewed here.
HeliHub.com can reveal that the six helicopters were delivered last week aboard an Antonov An124 transport aircraft to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, each painted white overall. The helicopters did not carry Lebanese serials, but a piece of removable tape on each gave their identities with their previous US military and Bell manufacturer serial numbers. We are advised that the identities are:-
Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com