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Indian Air Force has selected the Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter to replace Russian Mi-26 3110121

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World Air Force News - India
 
 
Indian Air Force has selected the Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter to replace Russian Mi-26.
 
India is to soon offer American aircraft manufacturer Boeing a deal to supply 15 heavy-lift helicopters to the Indian Air Force, local media reported Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The Press Trust of India reported that unidentified Indian Defense Ministry officials said talks on the price of the aircraft and procurement details are the result of Boeing emerging as the low bidder in a helicopter procurement competition.
     

India is to soon offer American aircraft manufacturer Boeing a deal to supply 15 heavy-lift helicopters to the Indian Air Force, local media reported Tuesday, October 30, 2012. The Press Trust of India reported that unidentified Indian Defense Ministry officials said talks on the price of the aircraft and procurement details are the result of Boeing emerging as the low bidder in a helicopter procurement competition.
The CH-47D is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter designed and manufactured by the Company Boeing.

     

This is after Boeing emerged as the lowest bidder to supply 15 Chinook CH47D choppers to the Indian Air Force, defeating its rival Russian Mi-26 in the tender expected to be worth around one billion U.S. dollars, the newspaper of The Times of India quoted Defense Ministry officials as saying.

The Defense Ministry will hold commercial negotiations with the U.S. firm to determine the price and finalize the procurement, the newspaper said.

The Indian Air Force will use these helicopters to supply heavy- duty equipment in the higher reaches in the northern and northeastern states and will replace the existing fleet of Mi-26 choppers acquired in the Soviet era.


The CH-47D is an American twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter designed and manufactured by the Company Boeing. Chinooks have been sold to 16 nations with the US Army and the British Royal Air Force being the largest users. The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters.

     
Mi-26 Russian-made military transport aircraft of Indian Air Force
Mi-26 Russian-made military transport aircraft of Indian Air Force