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Monday, October 27, 2014

U.S. Army Receives 300th Chinook

The U.S. Army received its 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing this month. Boeing delivered the Army's latest Chinook 75 days ahead of schedule, with a modernized airframe featuring the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit designed to improve crew situational awareness. 
 
 
U.S. Army and H-47 teams marked the delivery of the 300th CH-47F Chinook to the U.S. Army on Oct. 15, 2014, at the Ridley Park, PA, facility. Photo: Boeing.
 
“The Chinook provides a lifeline to soldiers,” said Steve Parker, Boeing vice president, Cargo Helicopters & H-47 program manager. “There are soldiers alive today because of the dedication of this team.” 
 

Since the completion of the first CH-47F Chinook in 2006, there have been a total of 18 U.S. Army and National Guard units trained and equipped with the helicopter. 

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