Germany set to have the largest European fleet of Chinook Helicopters

Germany set to have the largest European fleet of Chinooks (File photo)
Germany set to have the largest European fleet of Chinooks (File photo)

New Delhi: Boeing will deliver the CH-47F Chinook aircraft to the German armed forces for its heavy-lift helicopter program, with the potential Foreign Military Sales deal reportedly reaching $4.29 billion in estimated value.

The defence company said Wednesday it was selected to provide Germany with the NATO-interoperable Chinook aircraft to meet its STH heavy-lift helicopter requirements.

According to a report, the European country looks to procure up to 60 Chinook helicopters to replace its legacy fleet of Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion heavy-lift transport aircraft and strengthen its interoperability with allies.

The CH-47F is an advanced multi-role helicopter employed by the U.S. Army and other international militaries. It has cargo-handling capabilities and features a fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, Common Avionics Architecture System Cockpit.

Boeing and its Chinook Deutschland Team consisting of AERO-Bildung, Airbus Helicopters, CAE, ESG, Honeywell, Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce Deutschland will work on the program once the U.S. and Germany clear the potential FMS transaction.

Story originally filed by GovConWire.

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