Boeing to boost UK RAF Chinook helicopter fleet
Contract for 14 H-47ER units, worth $578 million -DATA SHEET
US Special Operations Command awarded Boeing a $578 million Foreign Military Sales contract approved by the US Department of State to deliver 14 extended-range Chinook helicopters to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF).
The extended range Chinook gives the RAF fleet more versatility to execute the domestic and international heavy-lift missions that only the Chinook can facilitate.
The industry and the Armed Force recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the first Chinook delivery to the UK. Boeing will also celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chinook’s first flight later this year.
The United Kingdom will be the first international operator of a Block II Chinook. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2026.
The technical data sheet of the CH-47 is attached to this AVIONEWS.
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