Boeing has delivered the first operational Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet to the USN.
Boeing receives CH-47ER delivery order for UK
The US DoD on 22 June officially announced a $580.6 million delivery order for Boeing from US Special Operations Command, under a broader $1.97 billion FMS deal to provide the UK with 14 new Chinook helicopters.
‘This modification exercises an option that was awarded on an existing delivery order,’ the DoD noted.
The RAF revealed last month that Boeing will begin to deliver the heavy-lift CH-47ER aircraft from 2026. They will be based at RAF Odiham.
Shephard Defence Insight forecasts that delivery of the CH-47ERs to the RAF is expected to be completed by the end of 2030.
The RAF noted on 13 May that it is retiring the oldest CH-47Ds in its fleet, ‘enabling investment in the new aircraft to modernise the UK heavy-lift capability'.
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