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  • Boeing Delivered 500th CH-47F
    Boeing Delivered 500th CH-47F February 23 2020
    CH-47F Chinook, one of the most iconic helicopters on the battlefield since its Cold War years, is intent on maintain its reputation. Boeing, one of the aviation giants, announced that the 500th CH-47F Chinook helicopter was delivered. The "F" model of the legendary platform that delivered to the end user is described as the latest variant of the already in use Chinook.
  • 10 Chinook for UAE
    10 Chinook for UAE November 12 2019
    The U.S. State Department has cleared the United Arab Emirates to purchase 10 CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters, with an estimated price tag of $830.3 million. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced the potential deal. In addition to the helicopters themselves, the proposed package would include 26 T55-GA-714A engines; 24 embedded global positioning systems with inertial navigation system; 20 M134D-H mini-guns; and 20 M240H machine guns, as well as various transmitters ...
  • 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 22,68...
  • France Considers Acquiring CH-47 Chinook July 16 2019
    France is considering the acquisition of an undisclosed number of special forces Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for its air force. Although the French military operates extensive numbers of Airbus Helicopters H225M Caracal and NH Industries NH90 Caiman rotorcraft – both in the 11t class.  
  • Boeing: the Chinook looks at the future June 3 2019
    The recent investment of 133 million on the H-47 Chinook assembly line, followed some major investments early in the decade. It transformed the work in Building 3-61.1 in the Philadelphia facility, where the twin rotor helicopter is produced, the lean manufacturing process having been now fully implemented. Depending on the version, three different lines are available: the main line is, for the time being, dedicated to US Army CH-47F assembly as well as to those FMS clients which re...
  • India Receives First Chinook
    India Receives First Chinook February 4 2019
    India has received the first of 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters during a ceremony at the manufacturer's production facility in Philadelphia. The IAF's Chinooks are expected to be shipped to Mundra Port on India's west coast in March. India signed its government-to-government deal with the US in September 2015, with the USD1.1 billion contract covering 15 Chinooks plus the option for a further seven. Once operational, the Chinooks will ...
  • Seventh CH-47F Delivered to Turkey
    Seventh CH-47F Delivered to Turkey August 27 2018
    Turkey started receiving the second batch of Boeing-built Chinook helicopters on Saturday. The Presidency of the Defence Industry announced that the first of five helicopters, part of the second delivery of Chinooks, entered the inventory of the Turkish Military over the weekend. The initial agreement with Boeing, on the purchase of 11 CH-47 helicopters was signed in 2011, first siz helicopters are delivered in 2016.   Each CH-47 helicopter has two...
  • India’s First AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook Helicopters Make Maiden Flight
    India’s First AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook Helicopters Make Maiden Flight July 29 2018
    On July 27, 2018, the head of Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar, reported that the first aircraft Apache AH-64E attack and CH-47F Chinook helicopters of the Indian Air Force made its maiden flight in Arizona, USA. In 2015, India ordered 22 Apache Guardian combat helicopters and 15 Chinook transport helicopters. The amount of the transaction was about $ 3 billion. The AH-64E attack helicopter is the latest version of the AH-64, also known as Apache Guardian. The CH-47F is an adv...
  • Boeing Netherlands Co-operation
    Boeing Netherlands Co-operation July 20 2018
    The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed an agreement with Boeing. Under the agreement, Boeing will provide maintenance and spare parts to the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters in the RNLAF inventory. The program, called COHESU (Combined Helicopter Support Services), was signed during the Royal International Tattoo. Agreement aims to maintain the availability of the helicopters of the Netherlands. COHESU is a performance-based procurement program for Ap...
  • Partners for Chinook Revealed
    Partners for Chinook Revealed April 30 2018
    Boeing revealed partners to support its bid to supply CH-47 Chinooks for Germany's heavy-lift helicopter competition. The company will work with CAE, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr, Rockwell Collins and Rolls-Royce to provide “local long-term support and training” services. Boeing’s offer will either be based on the standard CH-47F model or extended-range MH-47G version. Germany is expected to release a final request for p...
  • US Approved Chinook Sales to Spain
    US Approved Chinook Sales to Spain April 6 2018
    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of CH-47F Chinooks for an estimated cost of $1.3 billion to Spain. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the Congress on the potential sales on 4 April.  Spain requested to buy 17 CH-47F cargo helicopters configured specifically to its needs along with 21 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) AN/AAR-57A(V)8, and 42 Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation System (INS). 
  • Chinook Upgrade by Netherlands December 18 2017
    Netherlands Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Boeing for the upgrade of six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration. The agreement was announced by Boeing on 14 December. Deliveries of the six modernized Chinooks are planned to begin in 2021. The upgrade to a common configuration will improve operational effectiveness, maintenance, and affordability.  In 2016, the Netherlands acquired 14 CH-47F Chinooks t...
  • Boeing Support to US Army's Chinook Programme
    Boeing Support to US Army's Chinook Programme July 28 2017
    Boeing has been awarded a contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program. The contract has a value of almost $276 million and the work covered is estimated to be completed on July 27, 2020. The US Department of Defence announced the contract award on 27 July.
  • Turkey Used Chinooks First-Time In Drill
    Turkey Used Chinooks First-Time In Drill May 3 2017
    The Turkish Ministry of National Defence announced today on twitter that the CH-47F Chinook heavy transport helicopters were used for the first time in the Erciyes-2017 military exercise. Turkish Armed Forces received the first Chinook helicopter in 2016. CH-47F can carry total of 55 full-equipped troops or 22 stretches and has a maximum speed of 315 kilometers per hour. Capable of carrying 10 thousand 886 kilograms of cargo, the platform features twin Honeywell T55-GA-714...
  • Chinook Block 2 Gathers Speed
    Chinook Block 2 Gathers Speed April 13 2017
    The US Army approved Milestone B for the CH-47F/MH-47G Chinook Block 2 on 5 April, opening the way to Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. The EMD contract is now expected to be signed in the next few weeks, leading to the Milestone C low-rate initial production (LRIP) in 2021 with the first deliveries starting by 2023. Boeing has not disclosed the details of Block 2 configuration.
  • Extensive Acquisition by Saudi Arabia
    Extensive Acquisition by Saudi Arabia December 9 2016
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will acquire 48 CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support under Foreign Military Sale from the US. The acquisition request also includes 112 T55-GA-714A Engines, 116 Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation Systems (EGI), 58 AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) and 48 M240H 7.62mm Machine Guns as well as several non-MDE (Major Defence Equipment) supplies. The estimated contract value is $3,51 billio...
  • Two Contracts in One Go
    Two Contracts in One Go November 8 2016
    Singapore closed two deals regarding the acquisition of medium and heavy-lift helicopters. Airbus and Boeing were awarded contracts for their H225M and CH-47F, respectively. The Singapore Ministry of Defence decided to replace aging Super Puma and Chinook fleets and provide the air force with better lift capabilities for a wider range of operations, such as Search and Rescue (SAR), Aeromedical Evacuation (AME) and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR).
  • Turkey receives first CH-47F Chinook
    Turkey receives first CH-47F Chinook July 15 2016
    Turkey has received its first two Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift rotorcraft, following its completion in-country at the port of Izmir.  The purchase of this tranche comes under the US government’s 2013, $3.4 billion multi-year contract for the CH-47F. A $131 million contract modification was then made in September 2015, taking the total acquisition to 11 aircraft.
  • Final Chinooks reach Australia July 1 2016
    A final three CH-47F Chinook helicopters that Australian Government ordered Boeing are delivered to continent. The aircraft came straight from Boeing’s production line, and were handed over two and a half months ahead of schedule. The Government of Australia has decided to buy seven CH-47F Chinook Helicopters in 2009. The delivery is completed within seven years. Turkey has also decided to order 10 helicopters with option of four more very same year. First three helicopters are expected...
  • Turkish Chinooks are delayed May 3 2016
    Turkey will wait three more months to receive Boeing’s CH-47F Chinook to be delivered. Turkey was expecting the delivery of first helicopter in April but C4Defence learnt that three helicopters will be delivered in June- July, together. Next batch of delivery will be consisted of three more helicopters and will take place in October-November. Turkey ordered 11 helicopters to Boeing.
  • Turkish CH-47F made its maiden flight March 25 2016
    Boeing's CH-47F produced for Turkish Land Forces made its maiden flight yesterday. The picture was shared by an Instegram user Alyssa Ladanza with “We did it, she is flying! comment.