Boe­ing de­liv­ers first 4 Chin­hook for IAF

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

NEW DELHI: Amer­i­can aerospace ma­jor Boe­ing on Sun­day an­nounced the ar­rival of first batch of four Chi­nook mil­i­tary he­li­copters for the In­dian Air Force at the Mun­dra port in Gu­jarat. A state­ment from the com­pany said the CH47F (I) Chi­nooks will be fer­ried to Chandi­garh, where they will be for­mally in­ducted into the In­dian Air Force later this year. The Chi­nook is a mul­ti­role, ver­ti­cal-lift plat­form, which is used for trans­port­ing troops, ar­tillery, equip­ment and fuel. It is also used for hu­man­i­tar­ian and disas­ter re­lief op­er­a­tions and in mis­sions such as trans­porta­tion of re­lief sup­plies and mass evac­u­a­tion of refugees.

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