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First Chinook helicopter handed over to India

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:47 am    Post subject: First Chinook helicopter handed over to India Reply with quote

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First Chinook helicopter handed over to India at Boeing's facility in Philadelphia

Feb 02, 2019

India was officially handed over the first of the Chinook helicopters at Boeing's facility in the presence of Indian ambassador to US Harsh Shringla during ‘India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony’ which took place at Boeing's facility in Philadelphia on Friday.

In 2015, India had placed the order for 22 AH-64E Apache attack, and 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook transport helicopters and will receive all of them in 2019.

CH-47F Chinook is also being operated by 18 other defence forces around the world. Large sections of the Chinook fuselage are being manufactured in India.

Boeing is also training Indian Air Force (IAF) crew for the helicopter. In October of 2018, 4 pilots and 4 flight engineers of IAF were trained for Chinook helicopters in Delaware USA.

India is the 14th nation use Apache and 19th nation to use Chinook in its forces.

Ambassador Shringla lauded the "growing industry partnerships between India and US and commended Boeing for their commitment for the commitment to make in India."

DGAO, Air Marshal A Dev, from Air HQ (Vayu Bhawan), Consul General of India in New York Sandeep Chakravorty and Air Attache Air Cmde Shivanand were also present on the occasion.










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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible to fly them across the Atlantic, or are they ferried by a ship.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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is it possible to fly them across the Atlantic, or are they ferried by a ship.

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The first 4 Chinooks were delivered by sea, to Mundra Port, in Gujarat today.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.hindustantimes.com/videos/india-news/indian-air-force-inducts-first-unit-of-chinook-helicopters-in-chandigarh/video-OULnRRnCfwd3e7ebFLvv6L.html

Indian Air Force inducts first unit of Chinook helicopters in Chandigarh

Mar 25, 2019

The Indian Air Force formally inducted the first unit of four Chinook helicopters. The induction ceremony took place at Air Force Station 12 Wing in Chandigarh. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa attended the ceremony. Chinook is a heavy lift, tandem rotor helicopter which serves armed forces of 19 countries. “Country faces a multiple security challenges; we require vertical lift capability across a diversified terrain. Chinook has been procured with India specific enhancements; it’s a national asset,” said BS Dhanoa.

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