DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Delivers First U.S. Army Multiyear II Configured Chinook
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada (RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa.,) - July 29, 2014: Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first multiyear II configured CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the U.S. Army one month ahead of schedule.
The delivery was celebrated in a ceremony at the production facility in Ridley Township, Pa.
“This delivery is an example of teamwork and commitment to the troops in the field,” said Col. Rob Barrie, project manager, Cargo Helicopter Office, accepting the aircraft for the U.S. Army.
Boeing was awarded a $4 billion multi-year contract in June 2013 that included 155 CH-47Fs and options for an additional 60 aircraft. Deliveries for this contract are expected to continue through 2019. International customers on contract to receive this advanced configuration include Australia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
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