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Chinook Block II moves forward

31st July 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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Boeing has been awarded an engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the manufacture of three CH-47F Chinook Block II aircraft, the US DoD announced on 27 July.

The US Army deal was originally anticipated to be signed off by the end of August. The Milestone B for the Block II programme was approved in April of this year.

The $276 million deal will see work on the aircraft take place at Boeing’s facility in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania and is expected to be completed within three years.

One of the key upgrade areas is the advanced composite rotor blades which will

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