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CH-47F deliveries start for Singapore

27th May 2021 - 01:30 GMT | by Roy Choo in Sydney

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Singapore’s new CH-47F helicopters have begun arriving in Australia. (MINDEF)

Ten of 16 new Chinooks on order for Singapore will be based in Oakey, Australia, with support provided by Boeing Defence Australia.

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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