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The Protector - 40 Years of the Chinook in the UK (Studio)

22nd July 2021 - 12:28 GMT | by Studio

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More than a combat workhorse, the Boeing CH-47 Chinook also protects the UK public through disaster relief, COVID-19 response, and more.

Brought to you in partnership with Boeing 

In 2019, an RAF Chinook helped shore up a collapsed dam in Whaley Bridge, saving the town from certain destruction. 

The operation was a dramatic illustration of the benefits of the Chinook's Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS). 

DAFCS also proved its worth in Afghanistan, with a direct impact on mission effectiveness.

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