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Germany goes ahead with 60 Chinook order for nearly $9 billion

6th July 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The 60 Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters will replace Germany's ageing CH-53 fleet. (image: Boeing)

The CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters will enhance Germany's heavy-lift capabilities and interoperability with allied nations.

The German Parliament's Budget Committee made an announcement confirming its decision to proceed with the acquisition of 60 CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters on 5 July. 

The deal will be worth up to €8 billion ($8.7 billion), including associated equipment and infrastructure.

In an email, a Boeing spokesperson told Shephard that the approval of the order confirms confidence in the Chinook’s battle-tested capabilities and the company.

‘Together with our Chinook Deutschland team, we have committed ourselves to optimally supporting the Bundeswehr's requirements for a new heavy-lift helicopter,‘ the spokesperson wrote.

‘The CH-47F Chinook is a proven and extremely capable utility helicopter.

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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