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Boeing wins a $896Mn order from US Army for 39 CH-47F Chinook helicopters

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Boeing wins a $896Mn order from US Army for 39 CH-47F Chinook helicopters
The US-based defense giant Boeing has been awarded an $896,929,889 contract for CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters. Under this contract, Boeing will produce lot 14 for 27 renew helicopters and 12 new build helicopters, the US Department of Defense announced on its website on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Boeing wins a  896Mn order from US Army for 39 CH 47F Chinook helicopters 640 001A US Army's Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter
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Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2020.

The US Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity, the US DoD said.

The CH-47 Chinook is a US twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. The Chinook first flew in 1962 and the CH-47F upgrade was completed in 2006.

The CH-47F Improved Cargo Helicopter (ICH) is a remanufactured version of the CH-47D Chinook cargo helicopter with the new 4,868-horsepower Honeywell T55-GA-714A engines, enabling it to reach speeds greater than 175 mph and transport payloads weighing more than 21,000 lbs.