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Saudi Arabia has started receiving CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters as part of the major arms deal signed with the US back in 2016. Today 5 out of 48 CH-47F Chinooks were seen leaving the US headed to Saudi Arabia. The deal is for 48 Boeing CH-47F heavy lift helicopters, 112 Honeywell T55 engines, 116 Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), 58 missile warning systems, 48 M240H machine guns, along with spare parts, armor and other related components. The $3.5 Billion worth deal includes training and logistics support.