Australian Army receives 3 Chinooks 2 months ahead of schedule
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks for Australian Army two and half months ahead of schedule. The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of 7 significantly expands Army's battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations.
Executive Officer Cargo Helicopter Management Unit Major Michael Hansen, said the success of the project represents a significant amount of negotiation, contract work and governmental liaison.
“Achieving delivery of three new aircraft inside four months demonstrates highly effective and coordinated project acquisition between the US Army, Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group, the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group and Army Aviation,” he said.
The three new Chinooks are straight off the Boeing production line and are fitted with the latest US Army technologies, including updated avionics and next generation self-protection systems
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