Tuesday, June 22, 2021

First CH-47F Chinook of Turkish Army made its maiden flight

Boeing’s CH-47F produced for Turkish Land Forces made its maiden flight yesterday.

Turkey’s procurement and military officials said they expect the first deliveries of the CH-47F heavy transport helicopters soon.

One procurement official said the platform made its maiden flight recently at Boeing’s Philadelphia facilities.

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“After further test flights we’ll start receiving the first CH-47Fs, which should be later this year,” he said.

A military official confirmed the helicopters, also known as the “Chinook,” would be part of the army’s operational planning later this year.

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