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Boeing lines up helicopter deals and delivers first US Army CH-47F Block II

3rd July 2024 - 10:48 GMT | by Damian Kemp in St Louis, Missouri


Boeing has handed over the first CH-47F Block II to the US Army. (Photo: Boeing)

Boeing is nearing the end of its new-build V-22 but is set to sign new Apache orders, as well as progressing MH-139 and new generation Chinook helicopter efforts.

Boeing is leaning on its Apache and new generation Chinook helicopters, including rebuilds for the latter, as the end of its V-22 new-build line looms in 2027 and opportunities for its MH-139 – a project with Italy’s Leonardo – begin to open up.

Two key international contracts for the company’s vertical lift business will be Germany’s agreement to buy Chinook CH-47F Block II helicopters, of which the US Army has just received its first, and Poland’s plans to buy Apache attack helicopters.

Mark Ballew, business development senior director – vertical lift at Boeing, said the German deal began with conversations a decade ago and was

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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