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Germany dismisses Chinook report but plans heavy-lift helicopter decision soon

28th April 2022 - 17:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast


Germany looks set to finally replace CH-53G heavy-lift helicopters. (Photo: German MoD)

In another twist for Germany's heavy-lift helicopter acquisition, the MoD has questioned where information about selection of the CH-47F came from, dismissing such a claim and stating that an official announcement will happen soon.

The German MoD has stated that it will publicly announce which aircraft it intends on buying in its long-running Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH) heavy-lift helicopter programme in the ‘coming weeks’.

This is despite a recent report from the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, citing government sources, that a fleet of 60 Boeing CH-47 Chinooks will be purchased.

‘I don’t know where the information [about the CH-47 selection] comes from but it is not correct,’ said a German MoD spokesperson. ‘The decision has not yet been made and the process is ongoing.’

The spokesperson also told Shephard that an announcement is ‘expected quite soon’ but would not

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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