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CH-47F deliveries start for Singapore
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) announced on 26 May that it had begun taking delivery of CH-47F Chinook helicopters. A batch was understood to have been shipped to Brisbane in mid-April, and these are to be flown by the RSAF Helicopter Detachment at Oakey Army Aviation Centre.
Singapore announced the direct commercial purchase of CH-47Fs in November 2016. Sixteen CH-47Fs registered with the US Federal Aviation Administration in early 2020 for flight test purposes were an indication that they were destined for Singapore.
The first Chinook was test-flown from the production facility in Pennsylvania in July 2020. Compared …
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