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14 Aug 2007

CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded to First US Army Unit

On August 14th, 2007, Boeing announced that its CH-47F Chinook helicopter has been certified combat-ready by the U.S. Army and fielded to the first operational unit.

The first U.S. Army unit to equip with the new CH-47F is Bravo Company, 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Ft. Campbell, Ky.

Since June 2006, the new Chinook has completed several evaluations, including air worthiness and functional testing. In April 2007, the CH-47F completed operational testing at Ft. Campbell, including more than 60 flight test hours that simulated mission scenarios, air assault, combat re-supply and transport operations.

The new variant is fitted with a digital cockpit improving situational awareness and offers flight control capabilities that improve performance and safety, especially in brownout situations. A new self defence suite is also included.

Powered by two 4,868-horsepower Honeywell engines, the new CH-47F can reach speeds greater than 175 mph and transport more than 21,000 pounds. The CH-47F has a mission radius of more than 400 nautical miles.

Photo: CH-47F lifting a Humvee during operational testing in May 2007. U.S. Army photo by Kelly Patrice Pate.
Source: Boeing


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