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Boeing to upgrade Spain's CH-47D Chinooks

7th January 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Boeing will upgrade the Spanish Army’s 17 CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the CH-47F configuration, the company announced on 3 January.

This is the first order from a non-US customer placed under a contract signed between Boeing and the US Army in July 2017 covering orders for the US and international customers.

The CH-47F features digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling equipment. The twin-engine, tandem rotor, heavy-lift helicopter can fly at speeds exceeding 175mph and is able to carry payloads greater than 21,000lbs.

In 2017, Boeing and the US Army announced the development of the CH-47F Block II, which will incorporate a new rotor blade, redesigned fuel system, improved drivetrain and structural improvements to the fuselage.

Delivery of the helicopters to Spain will start in 2021.

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