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New Delivery from the USA July 31, 2019

Turkish Land Forces received four more Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from the United States. The American Embassy's Twitter account announced that the platforms were delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command at the Izmir Port. Turkish Land Forces, which received the first heavy transport helicopters in 2016, has a total of 11 platforms in its inventory with the new delivery.

Boeing CH-47F Chinook is a multitasking helicopter with a maximum gross weight of 22,680 kg. The platform, which was procured to meet the heavy transportation needs of the Turkish Land Forces and Special Forces Command, can carry 10.8 tons of cargo and reach a maximum speed of 302 km.

While the tension with the supply of F-35 combat aircraft with the US continues, the delivery of the platform was foreseen to stop following the Pentagon budget law signed by US President Donald Trump last year.

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