What the Royal Air Force’s new Chinooks mean for the future




In a deal worth £1 billion, the UK MoD has ordered 14 new Chinook HC6 transport helicopters from Boeing, set to be fully operational by 2017. Making the announcement at RAF Odiham, where the Chinook team is based, Defence Secretary Liam Fox told those in attendance, "These additional helicopters will significantly enhance our existing heavy lift helicopter capability." The first batch will be delivered for trials by 2013, and the second by 2015. Included in the contract is support an...
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