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Boeing Wins $896Mln Order for US Army Cargo Chinook Helicopters - Pentagon

© AFP 2021 / MANAN VATSYAYANAA US Airforce Chinook helicopter (C) prepares for take off as a F-15E fighter jet taxis at the Bagram Airbase in the Parwan province, some 50 kms north of Kabul (file photo)
A US Airforce Chinook helicopter (C) prepares for take off as a F-15E fighter jet taxis at the Bagram Airbase in the Parwan province, some 50 kms north of Kabul (file photo) - Sputnik International
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US aerospace giant Boeing has been awarded a nearly $900 million contract to refurbish 27 CH-47F Chinook military airlift helicopters and to buy an additional 12 units, the Department of Defense said in an announcement.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Chinook first flew in 1962 and the CH-47F upgrade was completed in 2006.

“The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $896.9 million modification… contract for cargo (CH-47F) helicopter[s] multiyear for production lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters,” the announcement stated on Tuesday.

The CH-47 Chinook is a US twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. Its primary roles are troop movement, artillery placement and battlefield resupply.

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