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Netherlands starts upgraded CH-47F deliveries
The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken delivery of a newly upgraded CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, the first of 20 under the country’s Multiyear II (MYII) Common Avionics Architecture Systems (CAAS) programme.
To mark the occasion Gilze-Rijen Air Base, North Brabant, hosted a delivery ceremony on 14 April with military personnel including Lt Gen Dennis Luyt, Commander of the RNLAF, in attendance.
CH-47F CAAS-configured aircraft are fitted with a new digital cockpit management system, integrated communication systems, navigation systems and improved self-protection equipment.
A variety of operational and economic benefits are central to the CAAS programme.
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