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South Korea finalises CH-47F Chinook acquisition

30th March 2023 - 01:23 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


South Korea’s military will replace older CH-47D Chinook helicopters with new CH-47Fs from Boeing. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

South Korea is replacing older CH-47D Chinooks with the latest version of Boeing's heavy-lift helicopter.

On 28 March, South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that it had finalised the purchase of new Boeing CH-47F helicopters to replace older, in-service Chinooks.

This acquisition on behalf of the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) had been on the agenda of a meeting of the 151st Defense Program Promotion Committee on the same day.

‘This time, based on the results of the test evaluation and negotiations, the…CH-47F type was deliberated and decided,’ DAPA said.

‘With the timely replacement of aging heavy-lift utility helicopters through this project, [the new helicopters] will guarantee safe operations and greatly enhance capabilities

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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