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UK MoD inks deal for new Chinooks

22nd August 2011 - 15:35 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


The UK Ministry of Defence has finally sealed a deal with Boeing to buy 14 new Chinooks for the Royal Air Force.

The £1 billion ($1.65 billion) deal will bring the RAF's fleet of Chinooks to 60.

Two of the aircraft are attrition replacements for two Chinooks lost in Afghanistan back in 2009.

The RAF will receive the first aircraft for initial trials and testing in 2013 and it will enter service in May 2014. The MoD says that delivery will be complete by the end of 2015. Three helicopters will be ready for operational deployment in early 2015 and

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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