The Royal Canadian Air Force received its first of 15 new Chinook helicopters on June 21, aircraft-maker Boeing announced this week
From the June 27 press release:
The aircraft’s features include a modernized airframe with a long-range fuel system, upgraded electrical system, fully integrated Common Avionics Architecture System cockpit, and Digital Automatic Flight Control System. The aircraft also has improved survivability features including a Directional Infrared Countermeasures system.
The first of the new Chinooks, designated the CH-147F by the Canadians, was accepted by 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron.
Boeing plans to deliver six more Chinooks to Canada by the end of the year.
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