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Turkey receives final Chinook helicopter

31 July 2019
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Turkey has received its 11th and final Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter from the United States, the US Embassy in Ankara announced on 31 July.

The final batch of four helicopters was delivered to the port of Izmir on the same day as the announcement, concluding a delivery process that began in July 2016.

As previously reported by Jane's , of the 11 Chinooks reportedly ordered, six are for the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC), four for the Special Forces Command (SFC), and one for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that will be converted into a VIP transport.

Turkey first made its request to procure the CH-47F for the TLFC and the SFC in December 2009, at which time it asked the US for 14 helicopters, as well as associated parts, equipment, training, and logistical support, under a package worth about USD1.2 billion at the time.

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