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Boeing Defence Australia to continue Chinook support

13th December 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Australian government is extending Boeing Defence Australia’s contract to support its CH-47F Chinook fleet until 2024 following a performance review.

The 12-month extension increases the CH-47F Chinook Integrated Support Services contract value from around $44 million to $53 million.

The original five-year contract was awarded to Boeing Defence Australia in September 2018.

Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, said: ‘The extension of this support arrangement for the CH-47F Chinook fleet delivers more certainty for workers in Townsville, Oakey and Brisbane out to 30 August 2024.

The Australian Chinook helicopter fleet provided outstanding support to operations in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2013 in the heavy-lift and troop transport roles.’

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