Army to buy more CH-47 aircraft

by: Matthew Potter
August 26, 2008

Category: Boeing, Contract Awards, Military Aviation, production program, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

The Army awarded Boeing a 5 year contract for CH-47F cargo helicopters. The number procured is 181 with 10 options. There will also likely be some FMS sales from this contract. The CH-47F is the latest variant of the helicopter with sophisticated avionics and improved capabilities. 48 have been built to date. The CH-47F is one of the programs that was birthed from the Comanche termination. The others being the UH-60M, UH-72A and the JCA fixed wing aircraft. The CH-47F is especially effective in Afghanistan due to its high altitude and temperature capabilities.

To see the press release go to the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch here.

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