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IAF inducts first batch of Chinooks

29th March 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted its first CH-47F(I)-Chinook heavy lift helicopters into its inventory at Air Force Station Chandigarh, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced on 25 March.

The IAF received the first four of fifteen helicopters in February 2019 under a contract with Boeing. The last batch of helicopters will be delivered by March 2020.

The helicopter has been customised to meet the IAF’s future requirements. The helicopter features a fully integrated digital cockpit management system, advanced cargo handling capabilities and EW suite. It is capable of airlifting diverse military and non-military loads to remote locations.

The helicopters will be deployed in the Northern and Eastern regions of India.

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