Boeing lands $541 mn order to provide Netherlands with 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters

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Boeing lands $541 mn order to provide Netherlands with CH-47F Chinook helicopters
The US-based aicraft manufacturer Boeing has been awarded a $541 million foreign military sales contract from Netherlands to provide renew and new build CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters, the US Department of Defense announced on April 28, 2017.
Boeing lands 541 mn order to provide Netherlands with 15 CH 47F Chinook helicopters 640 001A RNLAF CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter
(Credit: RNLAF/Dutch Ministry of Defence)
"The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $541,088,553 modification (P00064) to foreign military sales (Netherlands) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for production lot 15 CH-47F cargo renew and new build helicopters," the US DoD said.

Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity, the US DoD added.

In April 2016, Netherlands already ordered a batch of 12 CH-47 Chinooks worth $308 million, adding to six already procured by the Royal Dutch Air Force.

The Netherlands CH-47F variant features a package that will make the helicopters especially designed for special operations roles. The RNLAF CH-47s are to be equipped with i.e Honeywell’s Avionics Control and Management System (ACMS) Block-6 cockpit avionics, FN Herstal’s M3M .50 cal, Terma (CHASE) and Northrop Grumman (AAR-54 RWR) Air Defense Systems, and Robertson Extended Range Fuel System.