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Final Chinooks reach Australia

28th June 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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A final three CH-47F Chinook helicopters touched down on Australian soil on 24 June. The aircraft came straight from Boeing’s production line, and were handed over two and a half months ahead of schedule.

They will ‘significantly expand [the] army’s battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aeromedical evacuation and amphibious operations, as well as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief’, according to Australia’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

The Australian Army now possesses ten examples of this latest variant of the twin-rotor helicopter. Australian Chinooks possess the same technologies as US Army examples, including avionics and

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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