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Overhauled Chinook delivered to Iranian Air Force

26th July 2016 - 13:29 GMT | by Babak Taghvaee in Ankara

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The Iranian Air Force’s (IRIAF) 11 Squadron received a freshly-overhauled CH-47C from the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) on 19 July. 

With the serial number 5-9305, the helicopter was grounded when it ran out of hours in December 2010. It was delivered to IHSRC for overhaul three years later in 2013.

5-9305 started flights with 11th CH-47 Squadron on 24 July. The recently overhauled aircraft has also been equipped with modernised radio equipment.

It is also the first IRIAF CH-47C received with the new green/sand camouflage colour scheme. 

The IRIAF now has a fleet of seven CH-47Cs in

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