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US DoD inks Chinook deal with Saudi Arabia

25th August 2017 - 09:15 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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Boeing has been awarded a $223 million FMS contract for eight CH-47F Chinook, as part of a wider multiyear deal with Saudi Arabia, the US DoD has announced.

The heavy lift helicopters, which are in use by the US Army and international customers including the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Italian Army, will be delivered to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.

Work on the aircraft is expected to take four years and will be undertaken in Pennsylvania, US.

At the end of 2016, the US government approved a possible $3.51 billion FMS to Saudi Arabia, which included 48

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