Canada Orders CH-47F Chinooks

Canada has signed a C$1.2 billion ($1.1 billion) contract for a reduced fleet of 15 Boeing CH-47F transport helicopters and expects to receive its aircraft between July 2013 and 2014. It had previously planned to acquire 16 of the aircraft, which will be designated CH-47Fs in national service. Canada expects to spend around a further C$2.2 billion on in-service support for its new Chinooks during their first 20 years of service.
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