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Extra Chinooks arrive in Australia

1st February 2012 - 13:07 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The Australian Defence Force's (ADF) fleet of CH-47 Chinooks has increased to seven with the arrival of two ex-US Army examples, it has been revealed.

Two extra Chinooks were purchased following a ministerial announcement made on 12 December.

The aircraft arrived at the Army's Townsville base in late January.

The fleet was put under strain following the loss of one aircraft on operations in Afghanistan in May 2011.

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith said the new Chinooks would enter a period of deep maintenance and modification to bring them up to the same configuration as the existing ADF Chinook fleet.

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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