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FIDAE: Surplus Chinooks may head for South America

27th March 2014 - 16:07 GMT | by Tim Fish in Santiago


A significant portion of the 80 CH-47D helicopters that are being designated as surplus by the US Army are being targeting at South America, according to the manufacturer. 

A spokesman from Boeing told Shephard that four countries – Brazil, Chile, Colombia and one other – are interesting in the Chinook medium lift helicopter to add to their inventories. There are 18 countries worldwide that have expressed an interest in the CH-47Ds.

The spokesman said it was preferred to sell the aircraft in batches of six to provide a continuous capability with adequate training and maintenance. Therefore about 24 aircraft of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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