The RAF has operated Chinooks
in every major NATO engagement since 1980 and on virtually every continent.
The Dutch first flew their new Chinooks
in 2011, according to a report by Richard Aboulafia, an industry analyst with the Teal Group.
THE INDIAN Air Force is a step closer to acquiring Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and Chinook
heavy lift helicopters as the two deals are expected to come up for approval at the first meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council to be held under the new government later this month.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Soldiers will be transported to military operation sites with high-capacity Boeing-made CH-47 Chinook
helicopters ordered from the US.
Boeing has delivered more than 1,200 Chinooks
to 18 operators around the world since delivering the first to the U.
In August 2008, Boeing was awarded the initial CH-47F multi-year contract to deliver 215 CH-47F Chinooks
to the U.
The new-build CH-47 Mark (Mk)-6 Chinooks
are part of the MOD's Strategic Helicopter Vision to modernize its helicopter force structure, and will expand the RAF fleet to 60 Chinooks
To slash Labour's order for 22 Chinooks
to 14 is bad enough but delaying deployment of them until 2015 - after operations are due to cease - is contemptible.
A senior military source revealed: "There will be a total of 14 new Chinooks
, they will become part of the UK fleet and Chinooks
from that fleet will be made ready for Afghanistan.
They will provide an uplift in capability to support coalition efforts in Afghanistan, where Chinooks
fly under very challenging conditions, proving their worth daily on operations.
Summary: RAF Chinooks
on operation in Afghanistan are set to get new engines which will help them fly longer without refuelling.
But the damaged helicopter was not able to fly, depleting British resources at a time when the Government is trying to get more helicopters - including Chinooks
- to the frontline.
The troops continued with their planned operation and the crew was picked up by one of the two other Chinooks
on the mission.
The newspaper said the software did not work and the Chinooks
will now be used as the basic model, without a digital cockpit, rather than the high-tech models they were intended to be.
The six Chinooks
were purchased by the Canadian government at a cost of $292 million as a stop-gap measure to meet the tactical airlift needs of our battle group in Kandahar.