The US Army has taken delivery of its 100th modified CH-47F Chinook helicopter at Boeing’s completion centre in Millville, New Jersey.
“The Boeing Millville team is proud to have delivered 100 modified Chinooks to the Army on time, using efficient, cost-saving processes,” said Peri Widener, Boeing vice president of Rotorcraft Support. “The modification work on new F-model Chinooks gives soldiers in the field the most advanced equipment possible without taking aircraft out of service at the unit or in theatre.”
After the Army takes delivery of the Chinooks from the Boeing production line in Philadelphia, the aircraft are flown to Millville, where avionics and airframe modifications are made to the aircraft to support new Army requirements.
Australia has ordered seven CH-47Fs through a Foreign Military Sales agreement to replace the D-model Chinooks current flown by the Australian Army.