NEW DELHI. Boeing announced July 8, arrival of two more CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the Indian Air Force ( IAF) at the Mundra port in Gujarat.
Earlier this year on February 10, Boeing delivered the first four of the 15 Chinooks on order, which were inducted by the IAF on March 25, 2019. The new machines, after getting a thorough technical once over would be ferried to Chandigarh to augment the already four on strength of No. 126 Unit HU (Helicopter Unit – a smaller version of a full-fledged squadron).
To redux, IAF had contracted for 15 Chinooks with some Indian specifications from Boeing in 2015 for $1.1 billion with an option clause for another seven within the existing contract.
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