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UAE: More Chinooks on order

The UAE Air Force and Defence Command has requested a further ten Chinook CH-47F cargo helicopters to add to its fleet, at a cost of around $830m. The order was approved by the US State Department on 7 November. The helicopters will be built by Boeing Helicopters Aircraft Company, with engines made by Honeywell Engine Company. The deal includes ten US contractors travelling to the UAE for five years of delivery, training and support. The UAE Air Force already has 20 Chinooks in place.

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