Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Boeing Wins Chinook Contract
The U.S. Army has contracted Boeing to supply 14 CH-47F Chinooks as part of the government’s foreign military sales (FMS) program. The contract, valued at $370 million, will involve seven helicopters for the Australian Defence Force and six for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The other CH-47F will be dispatched to the U.S. Army. According to H-47 program vice president Leanne Caret, the contract raises Boeing’s Chinook backlog above 200 aircraft. Boeing is also awaiting the Army’s decision on a second five-year, firm fixed-price proposal for additional Chinooks.