ITAL­IAN ARMY’S FIRST ICH-47F CHI­NOOK COM­PLETES MAIDEN TEST FLIGHT

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Agus­taWest­land has suc­cess­fully com­pleted the first test flight of the Ital­ian Army’s first ICH-47F Chi­nook trans­port he­li­copter at its fa­cil­ity in north­ern Italy. Ba­sic han­dling tests and main sys­tems checks were car­ried out by the he­li­copter, which per­formed as ex­pected dur­ing the 15 minute test flight. Six­teen CH-47F Chi­nook helicopters were or­dered by the Ital­ian Min­istry of De­fence’s (MoD) Gen­eral Direc­torate of Air Ar­ma­ments (ARMAEREO) from Agus­taWest­land un­der a €900 mil­lion con­tract signed in May 2009. Along with op­tions for an ad­di­tional four helicopters, the con­tract also in­cludes a five-year lo­gis­tic sup­port ser­vice pack­age.

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