Friday, November 25, 2022

US approves $100.8m sale of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military helicopters to Tunisia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for OH-58D Kiowa Warrior military helicopters and associated equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $100.8 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

The OH-58 Kiowa is a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army based on its Model 206A JetRanger helicopter. The OH-58 has been in continuous use by the U.S. Army since 1969.

The Government of Tunisia has requested a possible among others, sale of:


Twenty-five (25) Embedded GPS/Inertial (EGI) Navigation Systems (INS)

Twenty-four (24) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS)

Ten (10) AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles

Eighty-two (82) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Rounds

The total estimated value of MDE is $44.3 million. The total overall estimated value is $100.8 million.

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