• Germany to Continue with CH-53G
    Germany to Continue with CH-53G 29 September 2020
    Germany has postponed plans to award a contract to replace its heavy-lift helicopters because the bids on the table are uneconomical, the defence ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry announced that offers from American firms Boeing and Lockheed Martin for the Chinook and the King Stallion, respectively, too expensive. Germany decided to replace its ageing fleet of CH-53G transport helicopters in 2017 and launched a tender process in June 2019. Boeing and Lockheed Martin had submit...
  • US Special Operations Command gets first brand-new Chinook variant
    US Special Operations Command gets first brand-new Chinook variant 2 September 2020
    U.S. Special Operations Command has taken receipt of its first MH-47G Block II Chinook from Boeing on time, according to a Sept. 1 company statement. A special operations Chinook weighs roughly 54,000 pounds while a conventional Chinook weighs 50,000 pounds. The upgrades in the Block II version include newly designed rotor blades, major changes to the drive system and other improvements like non-segmented fuel cells. Boeing produced three aircraft for flight test...
  • Virus Did Not Stop Delivery of Chinook
    Virus Did Not Stop Delivery of Chinook 9 April 2020
    Boeing, whose many of its employees were diagnosed with COVID-19, temporarily halted production activities in Seattle and Philadelphia. Despite this, Boeing continues its deliveries. The US-based company delivered the first modernized CH-47 Chinook to the Royal Dutch Air Force (RNLAF). RNLAF, which will add a total of 20 helicopters to its inventory, will have a fleet equipped with modern technology. Ridley Park in Philadelphia, CH-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey and MH-...
  • Boeing Stopped Production Line in Philadelphia
    Boeing Stopped Production Line in Philadelphia 6 April 2020
    Boeing has stopped production at its factories around Seattle, where more than 12 employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19 The firm also temporarily stopped operations on its production line in Philadelphia. “This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defence customers,” Boeing said. “We have had positive test r...
  • Boeing Delivered 500th CH-47F
    Boeing Delivered 500th CH-47F 23 February 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.
  • ACRB Flied First Time
    ACRB Flied First Time 20 January 2020
    Boeing passed an important milestone in the ACRB (Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade) Program, which was launched to increase the carrying capabilities of CH-47 Chinook helicopters, which have become the legend of battlefield. In the statement made by the company, it was announced that the first flight of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter equipped with ACRB was carried out on January 16. The new rotor blades provided 771 kilograms of additional lifting force to the platform. Flight was perform...
  • Boeing Participates at Germany’s Heavy Lift Helicopter Tender
    Boeing Participates at Germany’s Heavy Lift Helicopter Tender 16 January 2020
    Boeing has submitted its response to the STH invitation to tender for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter program, also known as Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH). Boeing has offered its CH-47 Chinook to the German Army’s tender for a heavy-lift helicopter to replace its Sikorsky CH-53Gs. The STH invitation to tender was issued on 24 June 2019 by the German procurement authority, specifically, the Federal Office of Equipment, Information Technology and I...
  • Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships
    Russian Firepower Power to Egyptian Ships 8 January 2020
    Egypt comes to the fore with the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean, the training and exercise activities carried out with different countries in the region. The Cairo government, which acquire currency with its collaborations in the region, published new images from the navy. In the images published from the Egyptian Navy deploying different aircraft on the platform, it was determined that the country also deployed Russian-made aircraft on the ships. The Navy, which playe...
  • 10 Chinook for UAE
    10 Chinook for UAE 12 November 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 31 July 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 16 July 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 3 June 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...
  • OH-58D Reached Greece
    OH-58D Reached Greece 17 May 2019
    USA and Greece have signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance 16 months ago and the Security Assistance Command has delivered first bacth of 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. The Hellenic army acquired the helicopters through an Excess Defence Articles program grant. USASAC executes EDA cases for the Army. The excess helicopters had been in long-term storage at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance an...
  • Greek Helicopters Landed on Egyptian LHD
    Greek Helicopters Landed on Egyptian LHD 24 March 2019
    According to Naval Analyses, Greek CH-47 Chinook and Apache helicopters landed on Egyptian Mistral-class LHD. Greek and Egyptian military forces attended on bilateral joint exercise “Medousa 6” from June 23 to 29, 2018. The Hellenic Armed Forces participated with two frigates, one submarine, eight F-16 fighters, one AWACS, one Super Puma SCAR helicopter, one Chinook carrier helicopter, two Apache attack helicopters, and SOF team The Egyptian Armed Forces with one Mistral-clas...
  • India Receives First Chinook
    India Receives First Chinook 4 February 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 ...
  • Royal Aircraft on Shelf
    Royal Aircraft on Shelf 8 January 2019
    UK has prepared a report on the Royal Air Force inventory. The document published by the Ministry of Defence included information on the situation of combat aircraft fleet. Of the 434 aircraft currently available in the UK inventory, 142 were declared unable to fly due to various reasons. According to the statement, only 101 of the 156 Eurofighter Typhoon were in active service. The report was described as shocking for the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the British press, which celebrated...
  • Netherlands to Procure Off-Road Vehicles
    Netherlands to Procure Off-Road Vehicles 14 November 2018
    The Netherlands has announced procurement of off-road vehicles for military use. An agreement was signed with Mercedes-Benz. Under the agreement, the Netherlands will procure 515 Mercedes-Benz G-class 300CDI vehicles. In the context of the 12kN AASLT procurement program, the Dutch Army will renew its off-road vehicles, which have been in use for twenty years. Deliveries will be completed between 2021 and 2023. 12kN AASLT vehicles can carry 1.2 tonnes of payload. Chinook he...
  • United Kingdom Cleared to Buy 16 Chinooks
    United Kingdom Cleared to Buy 16 Chinooks 21 October 2018
    The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced on Oct. 19 that United Kingdom has been cleared to buy 16 H-47 Chinook (Extended Range) helicopters for an estimated cost of $3.5 billion. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale. The Government of United Kingdom has requested a possible sale of sixteen H-47 Chinook helicopters; thirty-six T-55-GA-714A engines (32 installed, four spares); forty-eight e...
  • Netherlands Continues Modernization 17 October 2018
    The Netherlands continues to modernize its army. In recent weeks, Netherlands has signed an agreement with the US to modernize the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, and now it has taken action to modernize the PzH 2000NL howitzers and CV90 vehicles.   Under the program called Mid Life Upgrade (MLU), the electronic components of PzH 2000NL howitzers will be renewed and ventilation systems will be replaced. The automatic loading system will be adapted to long-...
  • Chinook on Duty
    Chinook on Duty 25 September 2018
    The Spanish Council of Ministers approved the modernization of the D variant of Chinook helicopters to the F level in the Spanish Army inventory. With the approval of the budget of € 819,229 million, the heavy transport power of the army will remain active after 2020. Maintenance costs will drop and helicopters will require 56% less maintenance. Modernization works will start in 2018 and the first helicopter will be delivered in 2021. All work will be completed in 2025.
  • MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation
    MKEK’s 105mm Boran Howitzer First Time on Air Transportation 21 September 2018
    The Turkish Company, the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation’s (Makina Ve Kimya Endüstrisi Kurumu/ MKEK) 105mm air transportable light towed howitzer Boran is transported for first time. The new 105mm MKEK towed howitzer can provides direct and indirect fire support to the forces deployed in combined arms operations. Turkish Land Forces plans to acquire 106 Boran howitzers. The MKEK 105mm towed howitzer can fire all type of ammunition uses by NATO countries. The ...
  • Five Hercules for Indonesia
    Five Hercules for Indonesia 20 September 2018
    Indonesia's Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu announced that Indonesia intends to procure new tactical airlifters and heavy-lift helicopters from the U.S. The acquisitions planned involve five Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft and an unspecified amount of Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopters. 
  • Seventh CH-47F Delivered to Turkey
    Seventh CH-47F Delivered to Turkey 27 August 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...
  • Chinook Block 3 on the Way
    Chinook Block 3 on the Way 2 August 2018
    Boeing began the development process of the CH/MH-47 Chinook helicopters, which will start at the end of the 2020s, after which helicopters will be commissioned in the year 2040. The US Army Program Manager Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Klarenbach made statements about Blok 3 program. Development process will begin in 2027 and continue until 2040, and then the mass production phase will begin. Boeing, who is currently conducting Block 2 upgrades, made the first announcement for Blo...
  • 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 29 July 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...
  • Chinook is More Efficient
    Chinook is More Efficient 26 July 2018
    Boeing has developed a new rotor blades for Chinook Block 2. With the help of advanced manufacturing technologies and material technology, new composite rotor blades of Chinook Block 2  to provide an additional lifting capacity of 680 kilograms. According to Chuck Dabundo's statement who is Boeing Cargo Helicopters and H-47 Program Manager, Block 2 blades consists of a combination of three separate airfoils, rather than a single airfoil, as opposed to Bl...
  • Boeing Netherlands Co-operation
    Boeing Netherlands Co-operation 20 July 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...
  • Legislative Barrier for F-35
    Legislative Barrier for F-35 25 May 2018
    The first legislative barrier for the F-35 sales to Turkey emerged. The US House of Representatives approved the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) which regulates the framework of the annual $716 billion defence policy. Following in this development, Defence Minister was requested in the draft version prepared by the House of Representatives to prepare a report on the state of relations between Turkey and the suspension of the F-35 sales was suggested until the report was re...
  • KAI Sign to Chinook
    KAI Sign to Chinook 19 May 2018

    The Republic of Korea will modernize the CH-47D Chinook helicopters. KAI and Rockwell Collins will collaborate for modernization.

    MoU, which signed between Rockwell Collins and KAI, is aimed at technical cooperation on the design, modification and flight test phases of the modernization program. In the statement made by KAI, it is stated that the modernization agreement will be signed later this year after the details of the modernization program are determined.

  • Partners for Chinook Revealed
    Partners for Chinook Revealed 30 April 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 6 April 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). 
  • Rotary-wing Platform Tests Completed
    Rotary-wing Platform Tests Completed 1 March 2018
    HMS Queen Elizabeth has arrived back in Portsmouth following successful first of class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic.  The trials were conducted with two Merlin Mk2 and two Chinook Mk 5 test platforms. A thousand deck landings have been carried out in a range of sea and weather conditions and both airframe types have flown an average of ten hours a day. The data will be processed over the coming months and will eventually provide the Ship Helicopter Operatin...
  • Rotary-wing Platform Tests Began
    Rotary-wing Platform Tests Began 6 February 2018
    The UK Royal Navy’s recently commissioned aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from its homeport in Portsmouth Naval Base on 2 February to begin rotary-wing trials at sea.  The trials will be carried out with two Boeing Chinook transport helicopters and two AgustaWestland Merlin HMA2 maritime helicopters, all of which were fitted with specialised instrumentation. These trials will involve operating different types of helicopters f...
  • Chinook Upgrade by Netherlands 18 December 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...
  • Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence
    Moore: Sales of Ocean to Turkey is Coop in Defence 21 November 2017
    British Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore gave information about the HMS Ocean Helicopter Landing Dock (LHD) talks between Turkey and the United Kingdom. Ambassador Moore, who attended at the meeting of the Diplomatic Correspondents' Association as a speaker, told C4Defence, "There is probably a limit what I can say about that because it is a commercial subject and there are sensitivities about it. HMS Ocean anchored at Aksaz Naval Base in the days we passed. This ship wil...
  • Chinook Agreement at ADEX
    Chinook Agreement at ADEX 20 October 2017
    The Republic of Korea's Korean Air Lines company announced on Thursday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Boeing to develop technology upgrade for CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Both the Republic of Korean Army and Air Force use Chinook helicopters for Search & Rescue (SAR) and transportation of artillery and troops.  The MoU for the partnership was signed at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (ADEX) 2017.&...
  • Boeing Support to US Army's Chinook Programme
    Boeing Support to US Army's Chinook Programme 28 July 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.
  • Boeing To Begin Block 2 Tests Earlier Than Planned
    Boeing To Begin Block 2 Tests Earlier Than Planned 22 May 2017
    Boeing revealed plans on 18 May to test the prototype CH-47 Chinook Block 2 helicopters in the next two years. The new configuration will have an increased lift capability, as stated in US Army requirements, via Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB), testing of which has been completed two weeks ago.Upon completion of the ACBR tests, Boeing will be able to commence the flight tests of Block 2 prototypes, one year earlier than initial plan of 2020.   The c...
  • Turkey Used Chinooks First-Time In Drill
    Turkey Used Chinooks First-Time In Drill 3 May 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...
  • Greeece gets five Chinook for 80 million USD
    Greeece gets five Chinook for 80 million USD 30 April 2017
    The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. The Government of Greece requested the possible sale of five CH-47D helicopters, seven Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) (one for each aircraft plus two spares), and twel...