Fuerzas Armadas del Líbano

Aunque no lo crean, Líbano tiene Fuerzas Armadas, sólo que es un país tan pequeño y rodeado por grandes y conflictivos vecinos, como Turquía, Israel y Siria, que cada nada le vuelan por encima sin que ellos puedan hacer mucho.

Pero bueno, hay noticias. Y abrimos con la noticia de los MD-530 más caros de la historia.... ¡A US$ 233 millones cada uno!!!

Lebanon Air Force Orders Six Armed MD 530G Attack Helicopters

Mesa, Ariz., October 01, 2018 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the third Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force (LAF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, as well as aircraft systems, ground support equipment, and associated services. Awarded through U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, MDHI’s new MD 530G will receive a U.S. Army Airworthiness Release (AWR) by December 2019. All MD 530G aircraft deliveries to the Lebanon Air Force will be complete by the fourth quarter of 2020. “The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter is a masterpiece in design and innovation,” said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters, Inc. “With advanced avionics, integrated weapons and mission management systems, and an armament suite that delivers both precision lethality and suppressive fire capabilities, we are honored to receive this order, and look forward to delivering these highly capable aircraft to the Lebanon Air Force.”   With the award of Delivery Order 03, nearly 30% of the estimated 150 aircraft available to U.S. and Partner Nation Military Forces via the IDIQ are currently in production. MD 530G Attack Helicopter Configuration – Lebanon Air Force The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter features MD Helicopters’ next-generation all-glass cockpit that includes: Two (2) Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 6” x 9” LCD primary displaysTek Fusion Global’s PATHFINDER™ Mission Management System (MMS) and “ARES” Weapons Management System (WMS) on Dual Side-Mounted Mission Displays. In addition to this advanced, all-glass cockpit, the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter boasts an enhanced mission equipment package designed to meet a broad array of mission profiles, including: DillonAero Mission Configurable Armament System (MCAS)62mm ballistic armor protectionBallistically tolerant crashworthy fuel system, inclusive of main and auxiliary tanksFN Herstal .50 caliber HMP 400 Machine Gun PodsM260 7-shot rocket pods70mm/2.75” APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System) rocketsWESCAM MX-10D EO/IR laser designatorScorpion® Helmet-mounted Cueing System from Thales The Lebanon Air Force MD 530G helicopters will also feature the Harris Falcon III® RF-7850A-MR Multi-channel Airborne Networking Radios with Advanced Encryption Standards (AES). MD Helicopters will work with U.S. Army Aviation Engineering (AED) to ensure all aircraft are delivered with a full U.S. Army-awarded Airworthiness Release (AWR). “Returning MD Helicopters to its legacy position as the preferred manufacturer of light scout attack helicopters has been a gratifying journey,” Tilton concludes. “I could not be more proud to have two individual aircraft models simultaneously under contract with the U.S. Army; both with the distinction of having full, U.S. Army-issued AWRs.”

https://www.mdhelicopters.com/lebanon-air-force-orders-six-armed-md-530g-attack-helicopters.html

Eso sí, parece que tiene buena pinta...

Pero... ¿US$ 233 millones por cada uno? Uichhhhh...

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  • Edwin
    Edwin EMC
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    AndresK escribió:
    Aunque no lo crean, Líbano tiene Fuerzas Armadas, sólo que es un país tan pequeño y rodeado por grandes y conflictivos vecinos, como Turquía, Israel y Siria, que cada nada le vuelan por encima sin que ellos puedan hacer mucho.

    Pero bueno, hay noticias. Y abrimos con la noticia de los MD-530 más caros de la historia.... ¡A US$ 233 millones cada uno!!!

    Lebanon Air Force Orders Six Armed MD 530G Attack Helicopters

    Mesa, Ariz., October 01, 2018 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the third Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force (LAF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, as well as aircraft systems, ground support equipment, and associated services. Awarded through U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, MDHI’s new MD 530G will receive a U.S. Army Airworthiness Release (AWR) by December 2019. All MD 530G aircraft deliveries to the Lebanon Air Force will be complete by the fourth quarter of 2020. “The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter is a masterpiece in design and innovation,” said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters, Inc. “With advanced avionics, integrated weapons and mission management systems, and an armament suite that delivers both precision lethality and suppressive fire capabilities, we are honored to receive this order, and look forward to delivering these highly capable aircraft to the Lebanon Air Force.”   With the award of Delivery Order 03, nearly 30% of the estimated 150 aircraft available to U.S. and Partner Nation Military Forces via the IDIQ are currently in production. MD 530G Attack Helicopter Configuration – Lebanon Air Force The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter features MD Helicopters’ next-generation all-glass cockpit that includes: Two (2) Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 6” x 9” LCD primary displaysTek Fusion Global’s PATHFINDER™ Mission Management System (MMS) and “ARES” Weapons Management System (WMS) on Dual Side-Mounted Mission Displays. In addition to this advanced, all-glass cockpit, the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter boasts an enhanced mission equipment package designed to meet a broad array of mission profiles, including: DillonAero Mission Configurable Armament System (MCAS)62mm ballistic armor protectionBallistically tolerant crashworthy fuel system, inclusive of main and auxiliary tanksFN Herstal .50 caliber HMP 400 Machine Gun PodsM260 7-shot rocket pods70mm/2.75” APKWS (Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System) rocketsWESCAM MX-10D EO/IR laser designatorScorpion® Helmet-mounted Cueing System from Thales The Lebanon Air Force MD 530G helicopters will also feature the Harris Falcon III® RF-7850A-MR Multi-channel Airborne Networking Radios with Advanced Encryption Standards (AES). MD Helicopters will work with U.S. Army Aviation Engineering (AED) to ensure all aircraft are delivered with a full U.S. Army-awarded Airworthiness Release (AWR). “Returning MD Helicopters to its legacy position as the preferred manufacturer of light scout attack helicopters has been a gratifying journey,” Tilton concludes. “I could not be more proud to have two individual aircraft models simultaneously under contract with the U.S. Army; both with the distinction of having full, U.S. Army-issued AWRs.”

    https://www.mdhelicopters.com/lebanon-air-force-orders-six-armed-md-530g-attack-helicopters.html

    Eso sí, parece que tiene buena pinta...

    Pero... ¿US$ 233 millones por cada uno? Uichhhhh...


    A mi me parece un error... Tal vez se equivocaron por un 3. Más caro que un F 22 RAPTOR?
    No lo creo.
  • AndresK
    AndresK EMC
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    US$ 1,4 billions / 6 = US$ 233 millones...

    No, no hay error. La matemática antigua no falla...
  • preocupado
    preocupado Forista
    Forista
    Soldado de Primera
    Difícil para el Líbano ,cuando los asilados palestinos tienen ,más poder que ellos mismos.
    De todas formas esa compra es un paso para recuperar sus fuerzas armadas.
  • cesar
    cesar Forista
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    Ustedes están leyendo mal la nota:

    https://www.mdhelicopters.com/lebanon-air-force-orders-six-armed-md-530g-attack-helicopters.html

    Ahí dice que es el comando de contratación del US Army el que hizo un IDIQ (contrato de entrega indefinida/cantidad indefinida) con MDHI (Mcdonald Douglas Helicopters Inc) por 1.4 mil USD millones, y que los 6 aparatos para Líbano se corresponden a la tercera entrega (osea, ya el US Army recibió dos entregas adelante) que hace MDHI por ese contrato de 1.4 mil USD millones ¿Si saben que es un IDIQ? Ahí se los dejo:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDIQ

    Así que no es que sean helicópteros de más de 200 USD millones, ni que fueran V-22 invisibles al radar!
  • Edwin
    Edwin EMC
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    cesar escribió:
    Ustedes están leyendo mal la nota:

    https://www.mdhelicopters.com/lebanon-air-force-orders-six-armed-md-530g-attack-helicopters.html

    Ahí dice que es el comando de contratación del US Army el que hizo un IDIQ (contrato de entrega indefinida/cantidad indefinida) con MDHI (Mcdonald Douglas Helicopters Inc) por 1.4 mil USD millones, y que los 6 aparatos para Líbano se corresponden a la tercera entrega (osea, ya el US Army recibió dos entregas adelante) que hace MDHI por ese contrato de 1.4 mil USD millones ¿Si saben que es un IDIQ? Ahí se los dejo:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDIQ

    Así que no es que sean helicópteros de más de 200 USD millones, ni que fueran V-22 invisibles al radar!

    Como bien lo dijiste AndresK,  la matemática nunca falla.
  • AndresK
    AndresK EMC
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    La figura esa del IDIQ es extraña. Más o menos es que hay 150 MD-530G para entregar por un montó de US$ 1,4 billones, ya el US Army verá a quién se los va entregando, quedando, donando o vendiendo por menos precio o al que desee.

    Unos cuántos de esos por acá no caerían mal, especialmente para el EJC.

    Ya con la nueva información, cada MD saldría a US$ 9 millones.
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